• Full time
  • Salary/Hourly Rate: £21,800 - £24,200 per annum

Website LiveWest Homes

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our Support team in our Complex Needs Service as a Support Worker. You will be field based in Falmouth.

You will be working with people with complex needs including substance misuse and mental ill-health, who are at risk of homelessness and you will be supported by a Team Leader and Team Manager. You will be a part of a larger team, who support people with complex needs across mid-Cornwall. We are very proud of our work and helping people is at the heart of everything we do.

The team works with people with moderate to high support needs in a supported accommodation scheme for up to 2 years, supporting them to maintain their tenancy, liaise with other agencies and avoid homelessness. Taking a holistic approach to support the service also helps people to achieve their goals and aspirations, and move forward with the skills to be independent in managing on their own.

As a Support Worker, you will be working closely with other agencies around specific needs including mental health, substance misuse, benefits, private letting agents and landlords and/or others and exploring options around education, training and employment. You will need to write , review and update support plans and risk assessments and take a positive approach towards risk management.

Essential Skills:

To be considered for the role of Support Worker, you will be / have:

Have an understanding of support needs and support planning.
Have experience of risk assessing and risk management.
Be a great communicator with the ability to build a rapport.
Have accurate record keeping and computer skills.
Confident in lone working and be a good team player.
Have a flexible approach to work.
Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
Be resilient and adaptable.
Have an open, friendly personality and the ability to maintain a positive attitude in challenging situations.

To apply for this job please visit careers.livewest.co.uk.