Housing and Finance Issues Support Worker
Mercury House in Belmont, Durham
Fixed Term 31st January 2021, Full-time (37.5 hpw)
Salary of £17,600 to £18,000 pa
Plus brilliant benefits!
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home.
We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our customers with housing and finance related issues in the community. We deliver support via drop-ins in community venues, floating support and group work. The office base is in Belmont Durham, but you will be required to work in the Sedgefield patch covering, Trimdon, Ferryhill, Chilton, Spennymoor, Newton Aycliffe and Shildon, therefore some home working will be required.
About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team, who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us we’re not just a team we’re a “work family”. Our manager is Terri Luke, who has worked at Home Group for 4 years as a Support Coordinator and a Client Service Manager. There are 7 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too!
You will be working within the hours of 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday.
Looking for a more flexible working pattern? You can also join us on a flexible basis by being part of our bank. You can work hours that fit around your current commitments or even pick up some additional shifts to your main role to earn some extra cash and get paid on a weekly basis.
You’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds. You will have experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively.
We help change our customer’s lives for the better. You’ll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans, and their needs and aspirations. You’ll work with our Senior Support Workers and external agencies to assess and engage support for our customers. We empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on. Together we’ll make a difference!
To make sure that we keep our records straight, and customers safe, it's really important that you are technologically savvy (or at the very least not a technophobe!)
It would be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are critical to make this role a success. We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you have a passion for working here!
As this is a community based role, you need to be able to drive, as well as having access to a car insured for business purposes. Don’t worry, we’ll pay you expenses to cover this use!
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.
Want to know more?
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