Support Worker - Supported Accommodation - Guildry House - Elgin
Sacro’s mission is to deliver life changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities
Support Worker - Moray Supported Accommodation Services
Full Time and Part Time Posts Available
Sacro Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (or existing scheme continues)
37 days combined leave and public holiday entitlement
(plus sleepover and on call allowances)
We are currently recruiting full time support workers for our temporary supported accommodation services for individuals who have become homeless. Our aim is to provide support to service users to move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life by providing practical advice and assistance
In addition to providing a planned programme of support staff have a caretaker role in the management and operation of the premises and to ensure the overall safety of the accommodation.
You must be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to work in a small team. You will have experience of partnership and inter-agency work and ideally have worked in social care, housing, mentoring, ideally within a residential setting
Duties will include supporting individuals to: access benefits, engage with other agencies, attend appointments, develop social support networks, general living skills and addressing reasons for homelessness.
A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging
The ability to use initiative and organise workload within a pressurised environment is essential.
Successful applicants will be flexible and imaginative in their approach and sensitive and confident in their ability to help service users.
Hours of work for full time contract post are 37.50 per week and will include sleepover and on call cover, including evenings and weekends.
Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme will be a requirement for the above posts for which Sacro will cover the cost.
We welcome applications from individuals who share Sacro’s aims and values and want to engage with those we support to help them move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community
Sacro values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community