Support Worker - Swansea Shoreline

Location Swansea
Job Category: Residential Support Work
Job type: Fixed Term Role
Salary: £22,893.80 per annum
Contact name: Hayley Ann Walker

Contact email:
Job ref: 006042
Published: 25 days ago

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week, working across Gorwelion and Shoreline on a 5 week rolling rota to include evenings and weekends.

Contract: Fixed term until June 2025

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Project Description

The project is located in Swansea and works with long term street drinkers. The service provides residential support with the aim of meeting individuals’ needs, which promote independence and lead to a sustainable move-on. The project is funded through the Supporting People Programme 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

Working within Swansea Substance Misuse Services to support Senior Support Workers. You will work directly with clients who are alcohol dependent through harm reduction who may also be under the influence of illicit substances. Experience of addiction is advantageous, a knowledge of the effects of addiction desirable, however full training is available. This is a support not care role.

You will provide residential support that enables and empowers Service Users to address housing and/or personal difficulties, build their skills and confidence, and ultimately improve their ability to maintain their future accommodation. The support will not create or increase dependence. It will ‘do with’ rather than ‘do for’, so it’s likely that support will involve accompanying Service Users initially, in order to familiarise them with an activity or appointment. Support will help people improve their control, understanding and involvement in dealing with the issues that affect them, and assist Service Users to achieve their preferred outcomes. In addition, to assist with the housing management needs of the project ensuring the delivery of a safe, secure and effective service.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.  

Please note: Driving Licence and access to own vehicle is essential for this role. The car must be with you for each shift.

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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Closing date for this vacancy is 2 July 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.