Young Peoples Support Worker Required For Alabare

Salary: £8.35 to £8.72 hour


Based in: North Wiltshire

Posted On: 28th February 2017

Additional Package Info: Mileage 40p per mile. 10% allowance between 11pm & 7am


Would you like to join an award-winning, accredited charitable organisation, who work closely with vulnerable people to help them achieve a fulfilling life?

Alabare Christian Care & Support are lucky to have a rich network of staff, ambassadors, trustees and patrons, who work hard to ensure that we provide the best level of support possible. For this, we need inspirational people.

Alabare are recruiting for Young Peoples Support Workers to work with young people leaving care based in North Wiltshire. This post is for 37.5 hours per week but requires full flexibility and include sleepovers which are paid at a rate of £38.00 per night. Hours to include some evening, bank holidays and weekend work. 

Staff will be based at either the house in Chippenham or in Trowbridge.

All applicants are required to be a car driver with access to a reliable motor vehicle, with Business Insurance.

Hourly rate £8.35ph, rising to £8.72ph after successful probation review.  Annual Salary, £16.282.50 - 17,004.  10% enhancement is paid for unsociable waking hours from 11pm to 7am.

Closing Date Friday 17th March 2017.

For this role, you will be required to provide support and advice around accommodation, basic life skills, welfare benefits, health and personal issues: all allowing service users to work towards independent living.

This is a great opportunity to join our enthusiastic team!

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team being, responsible to your Line Manager for the well-being of service users.
  • Provide service users with practical assistance, advice, advocacy and support, in order that they might develop their skills and work toward maximising their independence.
  • To hold regular innovative activities by enabling a user led approach to managing the project.
  • To be proactive in building positive relationships with service users. To help create a “User led” project.
  • To work in accordance with the objectives of company policy and procedures at all times.
  • To work within the Mission, Vision and values of the company.

Service User/Support:

  • To carry out service users referrals and interview process.
  • To work with service users, to carry out assessments using Outcome Star Tool to develop their support needs, plans, and risk assessments.
  • Work as a key worker for individual residents, following an agreed support plan. To implement and monitor support plans.
  • To proactively work with all service users to ensure they are made aware of, and understand their rights and responsibilities, in relation to the scheme and their licence agreement.
  • In agreement with the services user, assist with practical skill development, such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, housework, laundry, health and hygiene etc., as detailed in the support plan.
  • Assist with proactive prevention work with service users who may be in danger of losing their accommodation, using behaviour contracts.
  • To be actively involved with statutory and voluntary agencies, colleges, day services, training providers and employers, to assist service users as appropriate.
  • Encourage and support service users in experiencing social and leisure activities and in taking part in their local community.
  • Assist service users in having the opportunity to voice their views and be involved in the management of service delivery.
  • Maintain service user confidentiality within the policies and procedures laid down for the service.
  • Ensure service users are treated with respect and their dignity is maintained at all times.
  • To maintain appropriate professional boundaries at all times.

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Essential Requirements:

  • Experience of working in supported housing or a related field;
  • Experience of working with vulnerable young adults;
  • Experience of working unsupervised and on your own initiative;
  • Ability to form and maintain professional working relationships with a range of individuals;
  • Experience of working as part of a team;
  • Excellent written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills, including ability to write reports;
  • Experience of forming and maintaining appropriate professional boundaries;
  • Competent IT Skills;
  • Good working knowledge of the welfare benefits system;
  • Experience and knowledge of key working systems;
  • Experience of involving service users in improving services;
  • Experience and knowledge of Health & Safety legislation and related issues;
  • Ability to record information accurately, objectively and within prescribed timescales;
  • To be able to cover on a flexible rota, to include some evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays;
  • To currently hold or be committed to personal development, through training leading to NVQ accreditation;
  • Hold current driving licence and have access to a reliable car.


About Our Company:

We provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently. All money raised helps to support our valuable work.

Winners of Investors in People Award and also accredited as a Living Wage, Two Ticks and Mindful Employer.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.  

The successful applicant will be subject to an advanced DBS check. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.



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