Floating Support Service Support Worker

Location: Milton Keynes

Hours: Full-time - 37.5 hours per week

Closing date: 04/07/2022

Interview date: 12/07/2022

Salary: £20,365 – £24,404

Application ref: 69135

Connection Support is excited to announce it is working in partnership with Milton Keynes council. We currently have vacancies to provide support for our Mental Health & Complex Needs Floating Support Service.

We are looking for a 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.

Key Aspects of the programme

  • Prevent Homelessness
  • Rapidly rehouse rough sleepers
  • Prevent rough sleepers returning to the streets.
  • Facilitate service users’ integration into their local community.
  • 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 required 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 the 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.

 What you will be doing

On our Mental Health & Complex Needs Service you will be providing support to sustain tenancies and avoid homelessness to people who are experiencing mental health and complex needs. To build on their life skills to promote and enable them to live independently following a planned period of support.

Put simply, it is about making a difference. A real difference.

What you will 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 is 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. We encourage people with lived experience to apply.

Closing date for applications is 12pm on Monday 4th July 2022