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SUPPORT WORKER

Job Title: SUPPORT WORKER
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Wiltshire, England
Industry:
Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum
REF: SUPPORT WORKER_1549300313
Contact Name: Maya Augustin
Contact Email: Maya.Augustin@danielowen.co.uk
Job Published: 7 months ago

Job Description

Working in a young person's project supporting 28 young people aged 16-25* to acquire independent living skills, benefits in key working sessions.


We are recruiting for a Support Worker to be based at Wiltshire. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, highly motivated with excellent communication and computer skills. The assignment will involve: taking referrals and carrying out assessments of client's needs, liaising with health professionals, providing housing related support, offering benefits advise, taking measures to prevent homelessness, visiting clinics and ensure that prospective and current clients are fully aware of the support available as well as their financial obligations, rights and responsibilities under their tenancy/occupation arrangements and all related procedures.

Please ensure that essential and/or desirable criteria for this role are evidenced on candidates' CVs.

Essential requirements:
* Enhanced up to date DBS.
* Computer literacy.
* Knowledge of boundaries.
* Knowledge of Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), Universal Credit payment and eligibility for Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
* Experience of working in one of the following settings: housing options, homeless prevention, homelessness assessment, resettlement service, care and support, housing benefits, independent living, budgeting and support tenancy.
* Awareness of challenging behaviours and language.
Desirable requirements:
* Experience working with young adults