Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.
If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!
Job Role: Support Worker
Salary: £22,440 - £23,812
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract type: Permanent
- On-call (1 in 4 weeks), £100/week when on-call
We now have a Support Worker vacancy for our eight-bed low support housing project specifically for adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Condition. Our clients have all experienced homelessness or been at risk of homelessness, and many have co-existing mental health conditions and/or have a dual diagnosis e.g. ADHD. The successful Support Worker will assess and support clients to develop independent living skills that will enable them to move from low-level support to independent living.
- Build positive and effective working relationships and agreements with relevant external agencies.
- Progress and track referrals made into the service and outcomes for service users moving on from the service
- Complete needs assessment/risk assessment for clients leading to the delivery of key elements of support plans which meet individual client’s needs and self-selected aspirations
- Give clients support and information and signpost them to other appropriate services
Qualifications / Requirements:
- Experience working with vulnerable adults and/or people with complex needs using a person-centred approach
- A good understanding of the strengths and potential challenges of neuro-diverse individuals, particularly those with an Autism Spectrum Condition.
- The ability to collaborate purposely with clients, colleagues, and outside agencies and build strong relationships.
- Confident in the use of IT, including Outlook and Word.
There are many great reasons to join our team!
- Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
- Sliding salary scale with salary increases every year for the first 3 years
- Wellbeing related support and advice and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
- 25 days + bank holidays annual leave, increasing to 27 after 3 years continuous employment
- 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops
- 20% staff discount at Julian House bike workshops
- A generous and competitive pension scheme
- Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
- A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted
- 6 weekly Reflective Practice sessions from objective, external facilitators
As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.
If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you.
Get in touch
If you have any questions about the Support Worker role, please get in touch with Laura Dawes (Resourcing Assistant) on 07908496681. We look forward to speaking with you soon!
Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!
Support Worker with Autism Experience
£22,440 - £23,812
37.5 hours per week
Friday, 27 January 2023