Part Time Support Worker (alternate weekends)

Supported Accommodation - Edinburgh
Your Home, Rapid Access, 26 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5AA
Permanent - Part-time
Working hours: 16
Closing date: Tue 2nd November 2021
Salary: SCP 19 – 22 (£20,265 - £21,936) pro rata (£4632)

Come be part of our life-changing mission! 

About the role

Our Support Workers at Your Home Rapid Access service help to end homelessness through providing a high-quality visiting support service for people who are at risk of becoming or are homeless.

We would love you to apply for this role if...

  • You are guided by the Ypeople values  and committed to creating an environment that promotes inclusiveness.
  • You have SVQ level 3 H&SC/HNC or SCQF equivalent (or willingness to work towards)
  • You have an understanding of issues surrounding homelessness and rough sleeping.
  • You have experience of working with vulnerable people

You would love to work in this role if...

  • You are passionate about advocating on behalf of those we support
  • You will take pride in ensuring effective case management is undertaken.
  • you will be informed about providing advice on a range of subjects including housing options and welfare benefits
  • You are excited to work in an organisation that celebrates your participation and offers you development opportunities

What you will be doing

  • Actively practicing person centred support planning, unconditional positive regard and taking a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) approach.
  • Arranging and facilitating key work meeting to develop and review support plans in collaboration with service users to meet their individual needs.
  • Developing life skills with those we support including how to maximise income, budgeting, shopping, cooking, home maintenance & repair and any other skills that aid to independence.
  • Assisting those we support in their transition from the Rapid Access service to more suitable accommodation.
  • Providing advice on a range of subjects including housing options and welfare benefits
  • Working 16 hours Saturday and Sunday on alternate weekends

Full details can be found in the job & person specification in the Application Pack

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For any informal queries about the role please contact Ainslie Bradley, Recruitment Assistant at