Specialist Support Workers CBS399 Job at Caring for Communities and People – in Cinderford

Job Description

Vacancy Reference No : CBS399

Closing date for applications : 28th September, 2021*

Interviews to be held : 7th October, 2021

CCP believes that a healthy, happy life starts with a stable, safe home.

There are many factors that impinge on an individual’s ability to maintain their home. This could be poor physical health, unresolved or long-standing mental health issues, social isolation or relationship breakdown.

You will play an integral role in improving people’s lives by assessing their strengths and needs and supporting them to create and access a package of support that helps them to sustain their home or move on to better accommodation.

A legacy of our work is often increased self-confidence and independence, better physical and mental health, improved family and personal relationships – all of which we believe are the cornerstones to a happier life.

You will have an extensive repertoire of skills at your disposal that could have been learned and demonstrated in a similar or transferable setting or galvanised through personal experience that have enriched your knowledge and values.

You will thrive at building relationships, be it with those you are supporting or with our network of partner agencies. You will see strengths in people and help them to harness these to achieve a safe stable home for themselves, liaising with other professionals as needed.

Managing a busy caseload will require that you bring strong organisational and time management skills. You will be working in people’s homes or from drop-in sites, seeing multiple people in a typical day and will be given the flexibility to be creative in how you manage your time.

There are many ‘wins’ in the role – helping people access their benefits or appealing where these have been withheld; supporting people to move into safer, more suitable accommodation or securing furniture/essential items (cooker, fridge etc.) and negotiating with landlords to withdraw eviction notices.

You will also have the foresight to expect challenging days – celebrating the ‘wins’ whilst possessing the resilience to bounce back from setbacks.

Benefitting from 1-2-1 supervision, a designated training pathway and working within a knowledgeable, experienced and supportive team, you will have the support in the place to thrive in the role.

This role is traditionally worked between core operating hours for the service of Monday-Friday 9am-5pm shift pattern; however the service is keen to discuss flexible working for applicants to meet a healthy work life balance, and are happy to discuss working evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the clients.

As this service covers Gloucester, Tewkesbury and the Forest of Dean, a willingness to travel across the areas is essential for this role. A full drivers licence and your own transport is essential.

Here are 5 things our people like about working for us:
1) Making a difference – You will be able to make genuine difference to people’s lives

2) People first – People are at the core of our organisation and our decision making

3) Flexibility – As an organisation, we try to be as flexible as we can

4) Progression – We have clear routes of progression for people whether that be career, skills, training or personal development

5) Embracing opportunity – We listen to ideas and embrace opportunity, we want to utilise your skills

  • CCP reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications.

In line with CCP’s safe recruitment policy, appointments are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.

About Company

Company: Caring for Communities and People –

Company Location:  Cinderford

About Caring for Communities and People -