Support Worker – Young Peoples Supported Accommodation 

Buckinghamshire and South Oxfordshire

Part – Time: 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 support workers who know 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 of Support Workers. Shifts may include some weekends and Bank Holidays on a rota. Additional hours may be available. The post comes with 38 days [including bank holidays] annual leave entitlement pro rata for part time employees.

Being a Young People’s Support Worker is about acting as a role model and providing a caring, supportive, and nurturing environment in which young people can feel secure and safe from harm. Put simply, it is about making a difference. A real difference.

£24,000 per annum pro rata

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

Closing date –  12 noon on Wednesday 21st April 2021

Interviews  – via MS Teams on Friday 23rd April 2021 

Team Manager – Oxon Outreach Service

Oxfordshire

Part – Time: 22.5 hours per week

Fixed term until 31st March 2022

We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader to manage the Connection Outreach Service (COS) across Oxfordshire.  

We are looking for a Team Manager 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.

Key Aspects of the service

  • Rapidly rehouse rough sleepers
  • Facilitate service users’ integration into their local community
  • Prevent rough sleepers returning to the streets
  • 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 prevent the risk of homelessness arising again
  • 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.
  • Participate in social activities and networks that connect them to other people.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle that maintains physical and mental well-being.
  • Cope effectively with difficult life events
  • Live in a place that promotes a good quality of life and a sense of safety.
  • Access services including digital services and support when needed.

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

£30,724 – £34,027

30 days plus bank holidays 

Closing date –  Monday 26th April 2021

Interviews  –  Friday 30th April 2021

Support Worker – City Adult Homeless Pathway

Oxford City (Flexibility May Be Required)

Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Immediate Start

Fixed term until 31st March 2022

We currently have a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational support worker to within the Connection Adult Homeless Pathway in Oxford City.   

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.

Key Aspects of the service

  • Supporting people housed within Connection Adult Homeless Pathway provision
  • Facilitate service users’ integration into their local community
  • Prevent homeless people returning to the streets
  • 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 prevent the risk of homelessness arising again
  • 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.
  • Participate in social activities and networks that connect them to other people.
  • Have a healthy lifestyle that maintains physical and mental well-being.
  • Cope effectively with difficult life events
  • Live in a place that promotes a good quality of life and a sense of safety.
  • Access services including digital services and support when needed.

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

£19, 004 – £22, 773 pro rata

30 days plus bank holidays 

Closing date –  Monday 26th April 2021

Interviews  –  Wednesday 5th May 2021

Team Manager – Rough Sleeper Initiative

Aylesbury with travel across Buckinghamshire

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Fixed term until 31st March 2022

Buckinghamshire Council successfully bid for funding under the Rough Sleeper Initiative to end homelessness in Buckinghamshire. We therefore have a unique and exciting opportunity for an inspirational leader to co-manage the Rough Sleeper Initiative Service across Buckinghamshire.

We are looking for a Team Manager 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.

The Rough Sleeper Initiative Team Manager is responsible for managing a team of Tenancy Sustainment and Outreach Workers to provide a programme of planned intensive support with people who have recently been rough sleeping, to help them retain their accommodation and build up an appropriate network of support in their local community. Put simply, it’s about making a difference. A real difference.

£30,724 – £34,027

30 days plus bank holidays 

Closing date –  Monday 19th April 2021

Interviews  –  Tuesday 27th April 2021

Step-Down House Support Worker

Oxfordshire

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Fixed term till 31st March 2022

The Support Worker is responsible for providing individual programmes of planned support for two weeks for up to 4 people with a wide variety of support needs who have experienced homelessness and are being discharged from Hospital or Health setting. The aim is to help the individuals to become ready and able to find, take on and manage their own tenancy and live independently and move-on with a two-week rehabilitation programme.

The aims of the service are to:

  • Receive referrals from Oxfordshire Hospitals for individuals who are medically fit to be discharged but cannot leave a hospital setting due to a housing issue.
  • Work with them to resolve issues such as rent arrears, debts, budgeting, social isolation, lack of basic essentials such as food & utilities in order to access more permanent or secure housing options.

Develop the service users’ skills, knowledge and resilience to avoid issues arising again

 £ 19, 384 – 23, 228 pro rata

30 days plus bank holidays pro rata

Closing date –  Friday, 16th April

Interviews    –  Thursday, 22nd April

Supported Accommodation Support Worker – Evening Shift

Milton Keynes

Part Time 24 hours per week average

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council to provide support to 28 former rough sleepers accommodated in 24/7 supported living.

We are looking for support workers who know what it takes to support vulnerable people with complex needs often experiencing mental health and addiction issues to provide intensive support, advice, and assistance to achieve the life skills required to live independently.

The evening shifts are  4:00pm – 11:15pm, 5 on and 5 off on a rota over a 10 week period.

 £ 19.384 – £23,228 pro rata

30 days plus bank holidays pro rata

Closing date –  Friday 16th April

Interviews    –  Friday 23rd April

Supported Accommodation Support Worker – Sleep in Shift

Milton Keynes

Part Time 30.6 hours per week average

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council to provide support to 28 former rough sleepers accommodated in 24/7 supported living.

We are looking for support workers who know what it takes to support vulnerable people with complex needs often experiencing mental health and addiction issues to provide intensive support, advice, and assistance to achieve the life skills required to live independently.

The sleep in shifts are  11:00pm – 8:15am, 5 on and 5 off on a rota over a 10 week period.

 £ 19.384 – £23,228 pro rata

30 days plus bank holidays pro rata

Closing date –  Friday 16th April

Interviews    –  Friday 23rd April

Support Worker – Next Steps Project / Floating Support Service

Milton Keynes

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council. We currently have vacancies to provide support across two of our services to former rough sleepers accommodated via our Next Steps project and our Mental Health & Complex Needs Floating Support Service.

We are looking for 1 full-time support worker for our mental health & complex needs floating support service who knows what it takes to support vulnerable people with complex needs often experiencing mental health and addiction issues to provide intensive support, advice, and assistance to achieve the life skills required to live independently.

We are also looking for 3 full-time support workers for our next steps project which will provide one to one support to enable people, to utilise the opportunity to have their own accommodation following a period of rough sleeping and homelessness, who may also be experiencing some low-level substance misuse and mental health issues. To enable and support people to access training and gainful employment.

 £ 19.384 – £23,228 pro rata

30 days plus bank holidays pro rata

Closing date –  Wednesday 21st April

Interviews    –  Tuesday 27th April