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Community Support Worker


Posted on Oct 20, 2021 by CV-Library

Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Social Care
Immediate Start
£23.4k - £25.9k Annual
Community Support Worker

Salary£23,352 progressing to £25,947

Are you looking for a rewarding role where you are able to empower people every day to develop their skills and move towards independence? Do you enjoy working in an environment where every day is different to the next? Then this could be the role for you.

You will work with individuals in Petersfield who may have multiple needs and struggled to break the cycle of homelessness. You will love supporting others and helping them to progress and achieve their goals. Your positive attitude towards your work and your team will help to contribute to a great working environment. You will have a calm and personable manner and be able to handle potentially difficult situations.

Day in the life of a Community Support Worker:

· You will have your own caseload of clients to manage and will work with them on a one to one basis, arrange self- contained accommodation and accompany them to interviews and appointments.

· You will support them to manage and reduce alcohol and or substance misuse and improve mental and physical health.

· You will encourage their involvement in personal progression in the form of education, training, employment activity or volunteering.

· You will help them improve their practical skills in areas such as budgeting, shopping, cooking and housework.

· You will work with external partners (such as colleges) to maximise the opportunities available to clients so that they can resettle in the community.

· Help to maintain a welcoming, safe environment, identifying and minimising all potential risks to users of the premises and the organisation and property

· Maintain client records using relevant systems to a good standard

· Work in accordance with the Health and Safety regulations and all policies and procedures

· Work flexibly across all areas of operation where required and prior notice given

· Clear verbal and written English

· Good IT and keyboard skills

· Polite, assertive manner, ability to self -motivate

· Passion for working in a client/customer facing role

· Knowledge of the benefits system and tenancy legislation

· Have an interest and genuine concern for homelessness and related issues

· Knowledge of voluntary and statutory agencies

· Important: Driving licence and access to your own car is essential for this role.

Hours of work: Full time - 37 hours a week - Monday to Friday

Half hour break each day

Reference: 214958233

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