Support Worker

  • Location:

    Edinburgh, Scotland

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Negotiable

  • Contact:

    Sue McMillan

  • Contact email:

    sue.mcmillan@search.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    Req/547615

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-07

  • Start date:

    ASAP

Role: Support Practitioner
Salary: £17,340 - £18,624 (Dependant on experience)
Location: Edinburgh


Search Consultancy is working with our client in Edinburgh who is looking for a Support Practitioner to join their team on a permanent full time basis.

The role will be Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, with additional weekend work and/or late shifts when needed. This is a permanent 37hr per week contract.

Our client supports the 'Housing First programme', which supports people with long-term homelessness to access a permanent home and to receive the support they need to remain there.

If you have experience working in an outreach environment or if you have life experience in homelessness and/or addictions successfully coming through the other side, then we want to hear from you.

Never underestimate the role of a Support Practitioner takes - you will provide the highest standards of respect, support and care; overall, ensuring the dignity of the clients is maintained at all times. You need to be a good team player, communicator, listener, to be focused, dedicated and reliable.

Some of your roles & responsibilities as a Support Practitioner will include:

* Supporting people with sustaining their tenancy
* Getting them on track with mainstream life
* Assisting with daily living skills
* Getting them involved in groups within the community

You will need to be able to manage your own diary/caseload.

You will be approachable, respectful and will have the personality to deal with different people and resilience to deal with challenging behaviours.

Whilst we are keen to speak to people with experience in the above, we also will take applications for people with the right values and genuine passion for care in this sector!

Please get in touch today to set up an interview! Take your career to the next level. (Agy)

Search is an equal opportunities recruiter and we welcome applications from all suitably skilled or qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/beliefs, sexual orientation or age.