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JOB VACANCY: Connection Support – Support Worker, Stepdown Housing

September 9, 2021

Hours: Full Time 37.5hrs
Salary: £20,457 – £23,693
Locations: Oxfordshire
We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational support worker to work within the Stepdown Housing Provision in Oxford City.
We are looking for a support worker who knows what it takes to support vulnerable people for a two week period on discharge from hospital – this includes people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, unemployed, often with a history of substance misuse, mental health issues, or offending behaviour.
Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

• In house training package
• 30 days annual leave
• Pension contribution
• Access to our Employee Assistance programme

Key Aspects of the service
• Supporting people temporarily placed within Connection Stepdown Housing provision
• Facilitate service users’ integration into their local community
• Prevent homeless people returning to the streets
• Support people who are vulnerably housed to return home
• Ensure clients are financially secure and have access to welfare benefits
• Ensure that mental health/addiction issues are addressed
• Build on service users’ resilience to maintain their tenancy or secure new housing
• Build on life skills to live independently.

Key outcomes for clients
• Maintain dignity, independence, and control, and be treated as equal citizens
• Make a positive contribution and feel purposeful and empowered.
• To source new accommodation or to return to their own properties
• Have a healthy lifestyle that maintains physical and mental well-being.
• Cope effectively with difficult life events
• Access services including digital services and support when needed.

The full Job Description and Person specification is available on our website.

What you’ll be doing

The Stepdown Support Worker is responsible for managing a case load providing support to help people gain suitable accommodation or return to their own properties. We work with a wide range of people who are homeless/vulnerably housed including people with mental health, drug and alcohol issues and offending behaviour.

What you’ll need

Well-organised, IT literate with good communication skills who can remain calm and patient in challenging circumstances. You must have a good understanding of support planning processes. What’s more, you’re contributing to, monitoring and implementing changes that improve outcomes for people. Above all, you have a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and want to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.

How to apply: For a full information pack and to apply on-line please visit the Jobs section of our website https://www.connectionsupport.org.uk/about-us/work-with-us/vacancies/
Closing date: 24th Sep 2021
Interview Date: TBC (shortly after closing date)
Interviews to be held through MS Teams with Deb Morris, Operations Manager & Mel Thompson, Team Manager

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