Supported Housing specialise within homelessness, young people, mental health, substance misuse and families. All clients will need support with their housing whether it is within in a hostel or independent living. TPP have a team of Consultants skilled in recruiting for Supported Housing jobs within the charity and not for profit sector, throughout the UK.
Responsibilities & duties for Support Workers
As a Support Worker you will get involved supporting clients with everyday tasks and activities to promote independence. Duties can include, support plans, risk and need assessments, liaising with external agencies, managing a caseload, arranging trips, holidays, supporting users with day to day tasks, preparing meals, administering medication. Support Workers will also ensure records on all users are kept up to date and work with other agencies to ensure continuity of care.
Skills required for Support Workers
Support Workers must have experience of working with vulnerable adults, good customer skills and be passionate about helping people to make a difference to their lives. Good organisational skills are essential along with the flexibility to meet customer’s needs. Support Workers will often work on a rota, which will include being on call. Support Workers can progress into a Senior Support Worker role, where they will support a team of Support Assistants and Support Workers.
Many Support Workers jobs require an NVQ in care or at least working towards this, alongside relevant experience
Other Supported Housing roles
Floating Support Worker