Senior Support Worker - Torfaen

Location Torfaen County Borough
Job Category: Community Based Support Work
Job type: Permanent Role
Salary: £23,907.81 per annum
Contact name: Shawn Kenny

Contact email: Shawn.kenny@thewallich.net
Job ref: 005822
Published: about 1 month ago

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00 with the occasional Saturday on a rota basis

The Wallich is a leading homelessness and rough sleeping charity in Wales. For more information about our innovative work to support people across the country, visit The Wallich website.   Find out about Wales' leading homelessness charity, The Wallich    www.thewallich.com/about-us 

Project Description

The project operates in Torfaen, working with people who may be homeless, potentially homeless or vulnerably housed.  The service provides housing related support within people’s homes or in the community, with the aim of preventing homelessness and increasing independence.  The project is funded through the Housing Support Grant and is required to meet the Welsh Government’s National Outcomes Framework. The Framework’s four main aims are:

- Promoting Personal and Community Safety

- Promoting Independence and Control

- Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control

- Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of Role

To be the first point of contact for individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in need of housing related advice or support to prevent or resolve their situation. Working with a range of stakeholders, including the Council’s Housing Solutions Team, this is a pivotal role that provides a proactive and solutions focused approach to preventing homelessness ensuring that individuals are accessing the necessary support to meet their needs.

Providing advice and support, this role aims to proactively work with individuals to prevent homelessness where possible and assist the homelessness officers by providing support to applicants.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.  

Please note: Driving Licence and use of a vehicle is Essential

We are not utilising agencies with this role and kindly ask that agencies do not approach to assist us with this vacancy.

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Employee Benefits

Closing date for this vacancy is 4th June 2024 at 09:00am. 

The Wallich reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Therefore, we encourage early applications to ensure consideration.