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Support Worker
Generic | 1 IG1 |£13.12 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 6+ months | Job Ref: BD7534 | Posted: 16/04/2021

Central is currently recruiting for a Floating Support Worker, to work in the Redbridge area. The office is based within Ilford but all workers are currently working remotely. In this role, you will be part of a mixed team providing a dynamic and empowering service to vulnerable clients across a variety of tenures.

We are looking for an experienced Support Worker who is able to work in a person centred approach with vulnerable adults some who may be facing homelessness.
The aim of the service is to provide quick and responsive interventions that prevent tenancy breakdown, improves quality of life and promotes independence. FS workers will carry a flexible caseload of clients of varying needs with a focus on tenancy sustainment and homelessness prevention.

Candidates should therefore have a good understanding of the housing and welfare system and be able to demonstrate how they have previously supported individuals into alternative accommodations or have prevented clients from being homeless.

The appointed candidate will initially hold a caseload of 5/6 but this will increase to a maximum of 23/24. All work undertaken will be in line with planned support, making sure that clients are actively involved and that the support offered is full and holistic.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. This post is offered for of 3-6 months with the possibility of extension and candidates will be required to transfer to the organisation's locum bank soon after starting the role. The pay rate for this role is £11.71 per hour, totalling £13.12 inclusive of holiday pay.

To apply for this role, you must have:

o A demonstrable level of experience and understanding of the range of approaches appropriate to working with adults with complex needs including mental & physical ill health, challenging behaviour, offending history and current drug and/or alcohol use
o A working knowledge of being able to support clients into supported accommodation and/or other floating support services, with a demonstrable understanding of Housing and other related legislation
o Experience of supporting clients to carry out tasks such as budgeting, calculating benefit entitlements and understanding rent arrears.

Interested candidates must confirm their interest by the 14th of May, with interviews scheduled shortly after.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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