Moving Up Project Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 00002877-1
  • Date Posted: 5 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Julian House
  • Website: https://www.julianhouse.org.uk/
  • Location: Bath, Somerset
  • Salary: £14,874
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Other jobs
  • Job type: Contract, Temporary
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

Job Role: Moving Up Project Support Worker

Salary: £14,874 (full time equivalent £23,240)               

Hours: 24 hours per week           

Contract type: Fixed term contract - 17 months

Location: Bath

Additional information:

  • Flexibility to work early morning/evenings and occasional weekends 
  • We would be looking for someone to do the contracted hours over 4 or 5 days

 

The Role:

The successful support worker will be working as part of The Moving Up project, which is a comprehensive personalised support programme designed to empower individuals who have faced homelessness, guiding them towards positive transformations in their lives. The programme is committed to offering tailored assistance across a range of critical areas, including motivation, self-care, financial management, building up social connections, addressing substance misuse concerns, maintaining both physical and mental health, discovering fulfilling activities, securing stable housing, and navigating legal matters. 

 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Supporting formerly homeless people with varying needs and support requirements
  • Work closely with the Client Involvement Team Leader, assisting in the identification of meaningful occupation activities across Bath & North East Somerset
  • Work closely and build a rapport with clients, where necessary, building their confidence, personal growth, and self-esteem
  • Co-produce with the client, an action plan based on the person's strengths, needs, and preferences, connecting them to community activities and support 
  • Encourage client involvement in the development of the service 

 

Qualifications / Requirements: 

  • Knowledge and experience in facilitating the running of activities safely in ways that encourage involvement
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults and/or people with complex needs

 

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Wellbeing related support / advice, and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • 27 days annual leave, including an extra day off for your birthday, plus bank holidays - increasing up to 30 days after 4 years of continuous employment
  • 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops
  • 20% staff discount at Julian House bike workshops
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted
  • 6 weekly reflective practice sessions from objective, external facilitators

 

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you. We accept CVs and applications in all formats.

 

DBS Checks

We welcome applications from people with lived experience. All applicants working with our clients will be expected to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. A criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from becoming an employee, the decision will depend on the type of offence and its relevance to the role. If you would like to discuss any convictions you may have, please contact the person named in the advert. All information will be dealt with according to our Data Protection Policy. 

 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with the recruitment team at recruitment@julianhouse.org.uk. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

 

Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!