When you see someone sleeping rough because they do not have a place to call home, how does it make you feel? Does it makes you stop and think “I wish I could help” if so, this opportunity might be perfect for you.
Full Time | 35 hours | Walsall and Birmingham areas | £10.00 per hour
Accord is one of the largest housing and social care organisations in the Midlands. They offer job opportunities within residential care homes and also within the community. Accord also currently provides 13,000 affordable homes and health and social care to 80,000 people. This while employing nearly 4,000 employees.
About Housing First
Instead of providing homeless individuals with temporary or emergency accommodation and supporting them whilst they find a permanent home, the Housing First Model flips this around and aims to provide permanent accommodation first before creating an intensive personalised support plan to help individuals get back on their feet.
About the role
As a Support Worker you will provide person centred support to our service users to help them to retain their tenancy in line with the principles of the Housing First model. You will manage a caseload of up to 4 individuals who are likely to have a diverse range of support needs.
Your working day will vary depending on the needs of your service users. Your day might be spent accompanying someone to attend appointments, carrying out well-being checks or liaising with other agencies to facilitate access to support. For more information about the responsibilities of this role, please read through the Job Description which you will find on the website: https://accord.amris.com/
This opportunity is offered as a two year contract with the possibly of becoming permanent.
Ideally, you will have experience in housing, social care, criminal justice or a related field and knowledge of Housing First principles and philosophy. Above all, you will understand the importance of treating individuals with respect and be non-judgmental. A driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential, as you will be required to travel and work across all sites within the service delivery area.
Accord can offer you
A great place to work with friendly and supportive teams
The opportunity for you to learn, develop and progress
A generous package of terms and conditions, including:
• Guaranteed contracted hours
• Occupational sick pay
• Free DBS check
• A `refer a friend` £250 payment.
If you have any questions, please contact the Recruitment Team 0121 500 2015.
Applications closed on 12 September 2019.