NCHA: Support Worker – Floating Support, Derbyshire

NCHA logoSupport Worker – Floating Support

Salary: £18,540 – £20,315 per annum pro rata (£9.61 – £10.53 per hour) plus enhancements
Location: Derbyshire
Hours: 37 per week, full and part time considered
Closing Date: Wednesday 31 August 2022

This is a Quick Apply Vacancy so the application form will take no longer than 15 minutes to complete

 

Interviews are being arranged on an ongoing basis

 

Are you caring, enthusiastic and looking for a care position? Join NCHA with no experience required! 

 

Personalised Support Team North (PST) does what it says on the tin – provides personalised support to individuals with varying needs. At our Derbyshire floating support service we provide up to two years of low-level (non-personal care) housing related support for people with a disability, across all tenures, including those who are at risk of losing their homes or require additional support to maintain tenancies within the Derbyshire area. We have two exciting opportunities available!

 

We work people to provide advice, support and assistance to develop independent living skills and maximise independence by offering support to:

• Secure and maintain appropriate accommodation

• Develop their skills to live independently

• Establish personal safety and security

• Promote health and wellbeing

• Maximise benefits and advice around budgeting and finances

• Access and engage with other services as required
As a Support worker at our fantastic service your expected duties will be to help maximise their income by identifying their benefit entitlements, help with social isolation by identifying support groups, write person centred support plans and work to identified outcomes. This can be a challenging role as you will also be helping vulnerable people to avoid eviction and support with all tenancy needs, including helping to move home. You will also attend drop in centres where service users will come for help with their correspondence. Moreover, you will assist with the marketing of the service and meet planned targets.
 

“No two days are the same and we have great teamwork” – Current Support Worker.

 

The service works flexibly over a 7 day period usually between the hours of 08.00-18.00 however there may be occasions where you may be required to cover absences from other areas of PST North in various locations across North Nottinghamshire, which could also include personal care and waking/sleep in nights. Are you up for a new and exciting challenge? Here’s what we require from you:
You will have exceptional communication skills and a good telephone manner to succeed in this role, particularly written communication as it also involves filling out various forms. You will be organised, flexible and pro-active in your approach to work suggesting improvements where necessary and able to manage a busy caseload.

 

You will be able to work as part of a team and individually, working on your own initiative. You will have a basic level of numeracy, literacy and IT skills and the ability to meet service deadlines and outcomes.

 

As you will be expected to travel and some of our locations can be difficult to access on public transport, it is essential that you have a full valid driving license with business insurance (so you can claim for any mileage expenses!).
Don’t forget to tell us about your own work or personal experiences that relate to the role and why a care role is for you in your application!

 

USEFUL INFORMATION:

  1. View the full role profile in the document tab at the top of this page to view other duties and responsibilities.
  2. You will need to attach a CV in order to apply for this role.
  3. All correspondence will be via your registered email address.
  4. For more information about NCHA, please refer to the attached ‘Helping Our Customers’ on this page.
  5. Previous Applicants need not apply.

 

To apply, you have two options:

 

  1. Click the Apply Now button at the top of this page

Or

  1. Email your CV to [email protected], stating the job title and the location or call 01158443387 is you need support to complete the application

 

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, NCHA welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and disabled candidates. As part of our LGBT Allies Programme, we also welcome applications from members of the LGBT community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace. 

 

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