Specialist Support worker

  • Bedfordshire
  • Up to £26389 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Associate Specialist

Posted May 18, 2023

Role: Specialist Support worker

Salary: £26,389

Hours: 37.5 weekly

Shifts: Early: 08:00-16:00 Late: 13:00-21:00 (7-day Rota)

Join our Homelessness and Prevention team as a Specialist Support Officer

Housing sits at the heart of our organisation. We believe that everyone deserves a safe, secure, affordable home. Providing care and support to those who need it is an important part of what we do. We work with people experiencing homelessness and who often have other support needs.

Our services include hostels, young peoples’ accommodation services and support delivered in the community; where we provide tailored support that prepares our customers to achieve independence and re-integrate within the community.

We’re an organisation with strong values. We keep our promises; we do a great job; we value diversity; we work together; and we look for ways to improve. These are what make us such a great team, working together as one to achieve our vision.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Taking lead responsibility in application of defined specialist interventions (e.g., Social Work, Psychology, Drug & Alcohol)
  • To provide clinical input for the staff and customers as directed by the service specification and the needs of the service
  • Developing and maintaining positive links with key stakeholders.
  • Providing 121 psychological support to customers
  • Providing 121 Drug and alcohol support to customers
  • Producing case formulations
  • Creating an environment that promotes opportunities for customers to develop, learn and enable skills towards independence.
  • Carrying out assessments to identify and prioritise needs.
  • Undertaking group and one to one intervention with clients of a specialist nature (i.e. CBT informed interventions, psychoeducational groups or harm minimization interventions.)
  • Supporting customers to develop the necessary skills to live independently, and to access training, education and work

The successful candidate will have:

  • Knowledge of specialist assessment tools, methods and case formulation.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based specialist interventions appropriate for community settings.
  • Experience of undertaking customer assessments, support planning and key-working with a clear outcome focus
  • Knowledge about recovery model, peer support and coproduction procedures
  • Experience working in community settings therapeutically, including assessments, designing interventions and demonstrating outcomes
  • Experience running therapeutic groups.
  • Understanding and regular practice of reflective work.
  • A relevant professional qualification in the area of expertise (i.e. Drug and alcohol, counselling, psychology, OT, nursing or social work or any other relevant qualifications)
  • Understanding of safeguarding procedures for children and adults

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