Support Worker - #59522

Dorset Council

Date: 2 weeks ago
City: Weymouth
Salary: £23,400 per year
Contract type: Full time

About The Role

The Bus Shelter Dorset is recruiting experienced, dedicated Support Workers to join our growing team When on duty you will take day-to-day responsibility for the effective running of The Bus Shelter. This will include maintaining a safe and positive environment in which hope and support is delivered to guests in order to empower them to come off the streets, re-build their lives, and wherever possible to move on into homes and employment.

You will work with guests on an individual basis and help them to identify their future aspirations and support them in monitoring their progress in achieving these.

You will attend appointments with guests as necessary and advocate for them to ensure equality of access to services which they may have previously been excluded from due to their lifestyle and complex needs.

You will establish positive working relationships with all appropriate agencies.

Required to undertake housekeeping chores as agreed.

Further Information

Driving licence and a minimum of 1 years previous support work required.

To arrange a visit, an informal chat or for more information please contact Emily McCarron via email at [email protected]

To apply for this role please complete the application form and send this to the [email protected]

About Us

The Bus Shelter Dorset offers rough sleepers or those at risk of homelessness a safe place to live with access to a supportive community environment and 24 hour high support tailored to meet their individual needs. In 2022 we were awarded the “Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service”.

Our aims and objectives – ‘To relieve the needs of homeless persons, or those at risk of homelessness, by the provision of temporary accommodation, advice, signposting and support’

Our core values

  • Supporting clients as individuals and respecting that they are the experts in their own lives
  • Believing in second chances and not giving up on people
  • Empowering staff and valuing their contribution to every aspect of services
  • Building trusting relationships with an open and honest approach to clients, staff, volunteers, partners and supporters
  • Strong integrity & reputation

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