Specialist Support Worker (1 Year contract)
BCHA has an opportunity for a confident and ambitious individual to join a new and exciting pilot project supporting Vulnerable Female Rough Sleepers a specialist support worker. The role will be working closely with the Service Coordinator and we are looking for someone who has a strong understanding of the challenges, recognising the importance of safeguarding homeless women with care and support needs, the pilot offers the beginning of a journey to recovery, with space and time to work with specialists to under-stand support needs and work towards overcoming barriers, through accessing local services. 7 day rota with a combination of day and late shifts, including weekends
The project will deliver 24/7 support led by a team of specialist support workers trained in trauma-informed care. The team will consistently use a trauma-informed, person-centred approach to reach the customer in a way facilitates a better understanding of the person and how to most effectively support them.
Utilising an asset based approach, the team will focus on building trusting relationships with vulnerable customers to manage risk, engage in recovery and work towards a sustainable pathway for the future. Support staff will assertively support access to legal, mental health, drug and alcohol and domestic and sexual assault services to enable to customer to begin their recovery at the earliest opportunity. Accessing sustainable accommodation and support will underpin support planning.
The service will prioritise the immediate safety needs of the customer, access to funds and support services and reducing risk. We will embark on a conversation engaging customers in their own recovery as part of the local MDT whilst supporting them in deciding an achievable pathway to a sustainable future
Your strengths based values will place people at the heart of our service delivery and will drive innovation around increasing positive and tangible outcomes. You will be confident to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders. Being highly organised, able to collate and understand data and trends as well as able to write reports is an important aspect of this role.
This is a new and challenging role but with the potential to develop and drive some very exciting innovations, which will help your own personal development towards full management. We are recruiting for a team of 5 full time workers, and one 30 hour worker. Please specify a preference upon application.
DBS checks will be required.
BCHA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.
Closing date: 4/10/2021