Complex Needs Support Worker

About The RoleAre you a patient and caring individual looking a further your career in Social Care? We're looking for people experienced in Drug, Alcohol and/or Mental Health Support to join the team as a Complex Needs Support Worker on a full time, fixed term contract. At South West Surrey Refuge we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement for women and children fleeing domestic abuse.The Complex Needs Support Worker will provide individuals with intensive, high levels of specialist support (i.e.

drug/alcohol/mental health) needed to maintain their accommodation in refuge.

You will support clients to develop their resilience and coping strategies, and their understanding of risk and positive risk taking.You will empower clients to effectively engage with external agencies.This post is only open to female applicants as being female is deemed to be a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010What you will be doing: 
Supporting a caseload of clients with their varying needsUsing creativity, innovation and flair to arrange a wide range of activities and/or outings for the women and engage them in participation, providing a platform for their skills and strengths to be developed and recognised.Participating in strengths-based assessment with applicants, facilitating the co-production of a person-centred plan, enabling individuals to achieve their goals and aspirations and the opportunity to identify and develop their talents.Developing and maintaining good professional working relationships with internal colleagues and external service providers, creating close and productive partnerships in order to aid the provision of good quality support services and create a professional image of SahaAbout The CandidateWhat we're looking for: Experience / Interests:  
A good understanding of domestic abuse and it’s effects on women and childrenExperience of or knowledge related to working with vulnerable people or groupsExperience of working with clients who experienced traumaProven capacity to deal successfully with difficult and complex situationsUnderstanding of wider support and funding facilities available for vulnerable clientsCapacity to understand individual support plans, personal development programmes and need and risk assessmentAptitudes / Abilities:
Proactive and self-motivated with a can do attitudeDemonstrable empathy with the client groupConfident and capable communicator with the ability to inspire, engage and challengeGreat verbal, written and influencing skillsAbility to use a computer, e.g.

Microsoft packages and capacity to successfully navigate support packages used by sahaAbility to plan forward, prepare and deliver basic life skills sessionsAble to participate in an on call rota as appropriate when engaged. The benefits on offerIn return for helping to transform lives, we’ll give you access to some great benefits.

These include:£100 when you start work, plus £250 at 6 months’ service and another £250 at 12 months’ service26 days annual leave rising to 31 daysAn extra day off on your birthdayA High Street discount scheme (great savings both on and off-line)Pension with life assuranceDiscounted private medical insuranceLoans available for financial emergenciesOccupational Sick PayA full Induction package and training relevant to the roleLong service awards from 2.5 yearsSupport to learn and develop your careerWhat happens next?If you would like to be part of the Saha story, please apply now, by clicking on “Apply” and if you need any support in completing your application, please contact The CompanyA registered social landlord and one of the leading providers of supported housing in the UK, Saha is dedicated to transforming lives by providing accommodation and support for some of the most vulnerable members of society - mainly people with complex needs and/or experiencing homelessness.Our aim is to work with individuals to build on their strengths, creating person centred, individualised strategies and plans that transform lives, support recovery and enable positive behaviour.

In order to succeed, however, we need the right people in place.

Our workforce is one of our greatest assets, but only by recruiting the very best can we continue to deliver comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.

services to our residents.

That’s where you come in.As an equal opportunities’ employer, Saha is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We invite and welcome applications to apply for Saha opportunities without concern of bias or discrimination

  • Location: Guildford,England
  • Salary: £24,862 per annum
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Salvation Army Housing Association (saha)
  • Posted: 23-Jan-2023
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