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KiP@Maninplace Floating Support Worker  Immediate start available
16 hrs per week  REF: KiPSW16

Context

A challenging but rewarding position has come about to support and assist people who present as homeless and require assistance to access appropriate accommodation and support services through the KIP@Maninplace service.

The Floating Support Worker will design and deliver tailored support to customers who experience a chaotic lifestyle as a result of their homelessness, assisting to identify accommodation suitable for the customer’s needs, signposting to external agencies offering further support in areas such as accommodation options, debt management, employment, substance addictions and mental health conditions.  You will be a point of contact with referring agents and partnership organisations to ensure effective liaison arrangements with respect to individuals’ support and ensure those arrangements are continued and enhanced.

A caring and understanding nature will be required for this role, and be able to demonstrate a clear ability to listen carefully to customers, remain clam at all times, be non-judgemental , discerning and have an understanding of issues surrounding homelessness and its impacts.

Hours of work

The role will consist of 16 hours per week based on 2-3 days per week.

Flexibility to work outside of normal shift hours responding to customer need is paramount


Salary


£9.32 per hour

This is a fixed-term contract for 12 months, further contract extension is dependant upon the securing of future funding.

Annual leave entitlement and access to work-based company pension scheme.


Qualifications & experience


Experience in housing, homelessness, support services, health and social care, criminal justice system or related relevant experience in providing advice and guidance.     


Responsible to


Kip@Maninplace Lead Worker


Location of Work


Working from our office location in Wellington, and responding to clients across the borough of Telford and Wrekin.


Job Summary



Duties & tasks



Abilities



Additional requirements



Person specifications

Essential

Desirable

Experience of working with Homelessness, Housing/Accommodation, Social Care setting, Supporting People Programme or similar programme.

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Have an understanding of what preventative support is.


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Have a qualification in support services, health and social care or related relevant experience. providing advice and guidance


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Have experience of managing personal budgets.

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Demonstrate effective communication, and presentation skills.

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Car owner and driver with clean license or independent means of travel to clients and external meetings.

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Demonstrate a clear understanding of the issues facing those who are homeless and their non-statutory status.

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Have a good knowledge of issues surrounding drug and alcohol addiction


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Demonstrate relevant knowledge of the criminal justice system and drivers that impact on offending behaviour.


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Demonstrate relevant knowledge of Mental Health issues and the impact on individual’s ability to make positive decisions.


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Have a good knowledge of the benefits system

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Demonstrate relevant knowledge on the social impact of legal migrant’s status and the issues faced.


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Demonstrate knowledge of working with vulnerability, disability, cultural sensitivity and equal opportunities.

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Have knowledge of local choice based lettings.

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To work effectively within the immediate and wider staff team.

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Demonstrate ability to use word processing, spreadsheets, databases, & report writing.

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Demonstrate ability to work flexibly, independently, be self-motivated, non-judgementally and as a lone worker.

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Identify a commitment to working with Maninplace policies and procedures.

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Demonstrate relevant experience of support planning and enabling service user experience.

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