Supported Housing Worker X 2

Salary: NJC Pt 20 – 26 (£19,819 - £23,866) depending on experience, pro rata for part time roles

Hours: Full Time and Part Time (variable work pattern)

Location: Bath

Contract Type: Permanent

Other: DHI offers up to 31 days' paid leave (service related) in addition to statutory holidays, a 7% pension contribution and Employee Assistance Programme.

The Role

To provide support to allocated residents in DHI’s abstinence based dry houses and working with them to develop independent living skills, achieve their ambitions and goals and move on successfully from supported accommodation.

Day to Day Responsibilities

Assessment and Case Work

To assess potential residents for their suitability for the projects- (1) A commitment to sustaining abstinence, (2) able to abide by house rules (including attending groups) and (3) able to develop independent living skills in the future.

• To include the treatment provider as necessary where assessing someone for detox.

• To ensure that all support plans are focused upon securing independent living and maintaining recovery and are delivered in a way which fully includes and is meaningful to the client.

Client and community involvement

To participate in the development of opportunities for residents to get involved with the running of the project through a regularly updated client involvement plan.

• To participate in the development and implementation of opportunities for residents to engage in their community.

Housing Management

To ensure that house rules are adhered too and that appropriate and proportionate actions are taken to address areas of concern.

• To facilitate a safe “dry house” environment through regular testing

Organisational and Team Duties

To perform as part of the DHI Supported Housing Team, attending and participating in regular team meetings, attend appropriate training courses and participate in skills sharing sessions within the team.

To assist with the development of related projects established by DHI and partner organisations.

Full Job Description and Person Specification is available on the downloads section

To excel in this role, you will need:

You should be able to demonstrate that you have commitment to the principles of self-directed support and social inclusion and have the ability to empower our service users.

You should have practical, common sense and ‘can do’ approach and show that you have flexibility, creativity, initiative and self-motivation in your day to day working.

Ideally you will have experience of monitoring budgets, have knowledge and experience of implementation of systems.

Having a flexible approach to working hours in alignment with the Working Time Regulations is essential to this role

How to Apply:

Please read the role's Job Description and Person Specification and complete the Application and Skills forms. These should be returned to Recruitment by Midday, Friday 22 March 2019

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