Support Worker, Stepdown Housing

Location: Oxford

Hours: 22.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday, a rare evening may be required

Closing date: 19/08/2022

Interview date: 26/08/2022

Salary: £20,365 - £24,404 (pro rata)

Application ref: 69320

At Connection Support our staff team and volunteers work alongside people to overcome life’s challenges, with the goals of solving homelessness and achieving independence. We do this through our values of empowerment, collaboration, compassion and taking a personalised approach in all aspects of our work.

Our Stepdown Housing Service provides short term support for patients who are being discharged from hospital and lack suitable accommodation to continue their recovery.

We are recruiting for an inspirational support worker, who understands what it takes to support vulnerable people who are homeless or vulnerably housed, unemployed, often with a history of substance misuse, mental health issues or an offending history.

What you will be doing,

Working within our Stepdown Housing service you will provide support to help people gain suitable accommodation, return to their own properties, and prevent homeless people returning to rough sleeping. You will support to appointments and build resilience, skills, and knowledge so individuals can maintain their tenancy or secure new housing.

Signposting and Supporting people to access other services will be a key part of this role, this can include ensuring clients are financially secure, supporting to access welfare benefits, facilitating client’s integration within their local community, or supporting to access mental health or addiction services.

Who you are,  

Your passion about supporting people to develop and maintain their independence, dignity, and control alongside your ability to research local resources is what drives you to achieve sustainable yet empowering outcomes for the individuals we support.

People orientated, you’re an excellent communicator who enjoys building connections with a diverse range of people. Ideally you will have experience within housing/benefits advice or support, however this is not essential as we will provide training, however we do need you to have some experience within an adult social care setting.

Why work for us?

The wonderful people at Connection Support are committed to supporting everyone in our society to become safely and sustainably housed, and to live as independently as possible, so you will be joining a likeminded organisation that will support your development and value your contribution.

We also offer 30 days annual leave (pro rata for part time), sick pay, and an enhanced benefits package which includes cover on health benefits, the ability to sell a week’s annual leave, eco travel incentives, retail discounts and much more.

Connection Support is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all our services and workplaces.

The full Job Description and Person specification are available to download below 

This is a Fixed term role until Mid January 2023 .



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