Support Worker - Adult Homeless Pathway

  • Job Reference: 00001621-1
  • Date Posted: 20 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Connection Support
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £20,365 to £24,404
  • Bonus/Benefits: 30 days annual leave, sick pay, enhanced benefits package
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

At Connection Support our team of staff members and volunteers work alongside people to overcome life’s challenges, with the goals of solving homelessness and achieving independence.

Our Adult Homeless Pathway service provides accommodation and support to homeless people over the age of 18. We have a mixture of shared houses across Oxford city, and North and West Oxfordshire, where we can support clients to help them build skills and move onto long term independent living. 

We are looking for someone to join the team, who has expereince of people within homelessness, mental health, substance misuse or ex-offenders. 

This is an exciting opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. 

What you will be doing, 

You will provide people with a planned programme of support, that enables the individual to gain suitable accommodation, build networks within their local community and become ready to find, take on and manage their own tenancy, encouraging independent living and sustained accommodation. 

A key aspect of this role is to support your client to develop skills in areas such as rent arrears, debts, budgeting, social isolation, lack of food and utilities or other basic essentials, with the aim of developing independence so your clients can live their best lives and prevent the risk of homelessness arising again. 

Who you are? 

You’re an excellent communicator who finds it easy to build connections with a diverse range of people, it is important that you have experience of working within areas such as homelessness, mental health, social work, alcohol/substance misuse or ex-offenders. 

Ideally you will have some understanding of the housing and welfare benefits system, although this is not essential as we will provide training. It is important that you have some understanding of the causes of homelessness, and a willingness to adapt your approach and support to ensure the service provided is individualised. 

We want you to be just as passionate as we are in taking a personalised  approach to empower people to get the support, they need so they can live their best lives

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. 

This post is mainly working Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm, the occasional weekend may be required. 

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 is available on our website.

Closing date: 18 August 2022
Interview Date:  23 August 2022
Interviews to be held at Connections Support, Barns Road Oxford