About the Post:
Barnsley MBC has a strategic commitment to end Rough Sleeping. Our vision is to provide people with the right accommodation and support to build their resilience and sustain independent living. Building on our successful response to the Governments “Everyone In” policy during the Covid-19 pandemic we are establishing a new team to help us achieve this vision.
The Housing Led Support Team will use evidenced based approaches to provide personalised, trauma informed support to people who are rough sleeping or who are at risk of rough sleeping. Support will be provided at the projects residential base or in the community.
We are looking for people who share our commitment and passion for ending rough sleeping. You will be able to work with people who have a range of needs and behaviours with empathy, patience and persistence.
We are seeking to recruit a team of dedicated, enthusiastic and motivated Housing Led Support Workers who will act as the lead professional for the people we support. You will provide open ended support to a small caseload; sticking with people until they are truly settled. You will be skilled in providing high quality professional assessments of need and delivering high quality tailored support to people with a range of needs, including homelessness, mental health, offending and substance misuse issues.
It is essential that you are able to work in close partnership with a range of services to help meet the needs of the people you support. Been a great listener and excellent communicator is therefore a must. You will have a hands-on, dynamic and proactive approach to support as well as believing in the aims of the project and sharing the values that unpin it; in that you believe everyone should have a home.
The right person will be committed to creating and working in a psychologically informed environment, always willing to try new approaches in meeting the needs of the people you support. An NVQ level 3 or equivalent in a relevant subject areas is and essential requirement.
The post will work to a rota providing evening and weekend cover at the project’s accommodation unit. At other times you will need to work flexibly around the needs of the people you support.
A lot to look forward to
Here at Barnsley, we live and work by four important values: honesty, teamwork, excellent service, and taking pride in what we do. As part of our team, you can be sure we’ll do all we can to support you in being truly excellent. You see, we prioritise learning and enabling you to achieve your potential. So we’ve created a development process that lets you grow in the way that suits you - whether that’s training to be a leader, or learning flexibly online. That’s one of the reasons why we achieved IIP Gold, and why you’ll find your career here inspiring and rewarding.
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How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.