Support Worker

Home Group

  • Location:
    Bedfordshire
  • Salary:
    £18,200 to £19,900 pa

Job Description

Young Parents’ Support Worker
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Permanent, Part Time (30 hpw)
Salary £18,200 to £19,900 pa, pro rata
Plus brilliant benefits!
 
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home!
 
At Home Group it’s critical we continue to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 outbreak, and our awesome colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We need Brilliant People like you to join us (and not just during this challenging time). We are doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep you, our customers and ourselves safe we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. 
We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers who are either pregnant or have children under the age of 2 years. They live in bedsits with shared communal areas. We help our customers develop their life and social skills to become independent so they are able to move on to permanent accommodation.
 
About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrate their achievements.  To us we’re not just a team we’re a “work family”. Our manager Sarah Camps has worked for Home Group for 25 years. There are 5 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers we’re there for each other too!
 
Working hours
You’ll work between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and take your turn working Saturday mornings.  We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend it on doing the things that matter to you!
 
About you
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 some 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!
 
In order to keep our records straight, and customers safe, it's really important that you are technologically savvy or at the very least not a technophobe!
 
To make sure our customers are well supported, it’s important that you have worked in a supported housing environment before. Don’t worry, we won’t drop you in the deep end, we’ll help to you understand how things work at Home Group!
 
As this is a community based role, you’ll need to travel around to spend time with your customers. You could do this role using public transport, or if you drive and have access to a car that would also be amazing! (we pay your 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?
If you’re not reading this advert on our careers pages, press the APPLY NOW button to access lots of useful stuff! You can download the support worker job description, and find out more about Home Group. We’ve also got some short films that show you what it’s like to work here, and we know you’ll want to find out more about our award winning benefits and rewards package!
 
To apply
Don’t delay applying for this brilliant job, as we may close it early if we get lots of applications! Just upload your CV and if you have one, your covering letter (this will help us learn more about you!). If you need them, we’ve also got some great templates to help you.
 
You’re unique!
Home Group play a big part in tackling prejudice and discrimination, not just for our customers, but colleagues too! You can be yourself here, because we value everything that makes you unique. So whatever your age, race, sexuality, disability, religion, or gender identity, we recognise and celebrate our differences. Together we make Home Group a great place to work!

REASONABLE ADJUSTMENT:
If you have a disability we will try our best to make reasonable adjustments to remove any barriers to this post in the application / interview process due to a disability.