Support Worker – Mental Health Service 

Oxfordshire

Full time & part time position available : 37.5 hours (full time) & negotiable hours part time

Contract type: 12 months initially

IMMEDIATE START!

Connection Support is looking to fill various Mental Health Support Worker roles with opportunities to join our teams in Oxfordshire. You will provide a programme of planned support for up to 20 people (for full time workers) with Mental Health difficulties, working with them to help them access the mental health support they need, maintain their accommodation, maximise income and build up an appropriate network of support in their local community.

In return you will receive a competitive salary (depending on experience). For full time roles you will be required to work 37.5 hours per week.

What you’ll be doing

The service will be provided Monday to Friday predominantly working between 9am and 5pm, with occasional work outside of these hours according to the person’s needs.

We work in a person-centred way to help the clients achieve their goals. This post may include a variety of delivery methods including face to face contact in and outside of the client’s home, and telephone engagement. We have an office base in Oxford but currently these roles will predominantly involve home-based working.

£21, 168 – £23, 693 pro rata 

38 days [including bank holidays] annual leave entitlement pro rata 

Closing date –  Midday Thursday, 24th June 2021

Interviews  – 28th & 30th June 2021

Support Worker – Step – Down House 

Oxfordshire

Full time: 37.5 hours

Contract type: Fixed Term

IMMEDIATE START!

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.

Benefits

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

£19,772 – £23,693 pro rata 

38 days [including bank holidays] annual leave entitlement pro rata 

Closing date –  Monday, 21st June 2021

Interviews  – Friday, 25th June 2021

Support Worker – Adult Homeless Pathways (City)

Oxford City

Full and part time opportunities

Contract type: Permanent

IMMEDIATE START!

We are looking for a support worker who knows what it takes to support vulnerable people in crisis – homeless and unemployed, often with a history of substance misuse, mental health issues, or offending behaviour.  We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational support worker to within the Connection Adult Homeless Pathway in Oxford City.   

Benefits

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

£19,772 – £23,693 pro rata 

38 days [including bank holidays] annual leave entitlement pro rata 

Closing date –  12 Noon Thursday, 24th June 2021

Interviews  – TBC

Outreach Worker – Rough Sleeper Outreach Service 

Locations: Across Buckinghamshire 

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours per week) and part time roles available 

Contract type: Fixed term until 31st March 2022 

Buckinghamshire Council successfully bid for further funding under the Rough Sleeper Initiative to end homelessness in Buckinghamshire. We are therefore looking to expand our team of Outreach Workers across the county, to provide intensive support to rough sleepers, often with challenging complex issues.

We are looking for Outreach Workers who know what it takes to support vulnerable people in crisis – homeless and unemployed, often with a history of substance misuse, mental health issues, or offending behaviour.

What you’ll be doing

The Rough Sleeper Outreach Workers are responsible for verifying rough sleepers at their bedded down site and then providing assertive outreach to assist them to improve their current situation and access accommodation, treatment, primary care, and other relevant services that will move them away from a street-based lifestyle.

What you’ll need

Well-organised, IT literate with good communication skills who can remain calm and patient in challenging circumstances. You must be able to motivate clients through using a person centred, motivational approach which meets the needs of the individual, therefore contributing to the overall success of this service. 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.

Driving license essential.

Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

£19,772-£23,693 pro rata

30 days plus bank holidays annual leave entitlement pro rata

Closing date –  10am on Friday 11th June 2021

Interviews  – via MS teams on Friday 18th June 2021

Tenancy Sustainment Worker – Rough Sleeper Initiative

Locations: Across Buckinghamshire 

Hours: Full time 37.5 hours per week

Contract type: Fixed term until 31st March 2022 

Buckinghamshire Council successfully bid for funding under the Rough Sleeper Initiative to end homelessness in Buckinghamshire. We are therefore looking to expand our team of Tenancy Sustainment Workers.

This post of Tenancy Sustainment Worker is part of the strategic plan to provide intensive support to rough sleepers recently housed, ex-rough sleepers moving on from supported housing and to prevent people at risk of rough sleeping losing their Private Rented Sector tenancies. The role will include some mediation with landlords and families to prevent eviction or delay it until alternative accommodation can be found.

We are looking for Tenancy Sustainment Workers who know what it takes to support vulnerable people in crisis – homeless and 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.

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.

£19,772-£23,693 per annum 

30 days plus bank holidays annual leave entitlement pro rata

Closing date –  10am on Wednesday 9th June 2021 

Interviews  – via MS teams on Tuesday 15th June 2021

Support Worker – Young Peoples Supported Accommodation

Location: Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire 

Hours: 30 hours per week

Contract type: Permanent

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Oxfordshire County Council to provide Supported Accommodation for Young People aged 16-24 across South Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

We are looking for an experienced support worker with knowledge of writing Action Plans, Risk Assessments and key work, who knows what it takes to support young people between the ages of 16-24 living in supported accommodation. You will be a ‘Key Person’ in making sure these young people are kept safe, gain independent living skills, and feel happy and supported in their living environment. You will act as an appropriate role model and work closely with them to enable them to address their difficulties and achieve their optimum potential.

Although this role involves significant lone working, you will be very much part of a welcoming and enthusiastic team. Shifts may include some weekends and Bank Holidays on a rota. The post comes with 38 days [including bank holidays] annual leave entitlement pro rata for part time employees.

Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

What you’ll need:

Well-organised, IT literate with good communication skills, you will be able to remain calm and patient in challenging circumstances and have a good understanding of support planning processes.

You will be contributing to, monitoring and implementing changes that improve outcomes for young people.  We are looking for someone special, someone who has a natural ability to help make the lives of others more fulfilling and wants to work in an environment where the work can be hard, but also fun and rewarding.

£24,000 per annum pro rata

38 days [including bank holidays] annual leave entitlement pro rata

Closing date –  Monday 7th June 2021, Midday

Interviews  – 11th and 15th June 2021 

Rough Sleeper Coordinator

Location: Buckinghamshire 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract type – Fixed Term: 31/03/2022

Buckinghamshire Council successfully bid for funding under the Rough Sleep Initiative (RSI 4) to end homelessness in the Buckinghamshire area. This post of Rough Sleeper Coordinator is part of Buckinghamshire Council’s strategic plan to provide a coordinated approached between partner agencies and the council to support rough sleepers.

The post holder will work closely with the Housing Needs and Advice team and wider Rough Sleeper Project Team providing high quality efficient operational co ordination of the project team, stakeholders, accommodation placement and provision of information contributing to the project governance of the initiative within the framework of the funding, as determined by MHCLG.

The post holder will be expected to be a single point of contact for all parties and to provide a co-ordination and administrative service to the wider project team.

This post will be based across Buckinghamshire Council locations and our Wycombe and Aylesbury offices. Ongoing flexibility will be needed.

To apply please complete an application form and supporting statement outlining how you meet the selection criteria using the Job Description and person Specification, and explain why you wish to apply for this job.

£31,339 – £34,707  per annum 

30 days plus bank holidays  annual leave entitlement pro rata

Closing date –  12 noon on Friday 18th June

Interviews  – via MS teams, date to be confirmed