Support Worker

Supported Accommodation - South Lanarkshire
Ypeople Pathways, 37 Kittoch Street, East Kilbride, G74 4JW
Permanent - Full-time
Working hours: 39
Closing date: Wed 20th January 2021
Provisional interview date: Wed 27th January 2021
Salary: SCP 19–22 (£20,265 – £21,936 per annum)

Do you share our commitment to supporting positive change in people’s lives?
Ypeople has over 200 staff and volunteers and supports hundreds of people every day in our homelessness, young people’s wellbeing and out of school care services.

About the role

To help end homelessness through providing a high-quality supported accommodation service and/or Reach Out Service for homeless individuals transitioning from temporary to permanent or other suitable long-term accommodation.

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 or SCQF equivalent (or are willing to work towards)
  • You have knowledge of issues surrounding homelessness
  • You are committed to providing a culture of safety, fairness and inclusiveness.

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

  • You are passionate about developing positive, respectful and compassionate relationships with the people we support, focusing on their strengths and aspirations as individuals.
  • You will take pride in assisingt the people we support with engaging and integrating into the local community and helping them to become active citizens.
  • You will strive for continuous personal and professional development.
  • 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 planning and unconditional positive regard.
  • Taking a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE) approach
  • Arranging and facilitating key work meetings to develop and review support plans in collaboration with the people we support to meet their individual needs both within the service and out with.
  • Developing life skills with those we support, including how to maximise income, involvement in meaningful activities, budgeting, shopping, cooking and any other skills that aid to independence.
  • Advocating on behalf of the people we support.
  • Managing diary and time effectively to ensure external Reach Out visits are carried out and continuous support is arranged as applicable.
  • Ensure capacity for Reach Out visits is maximised when required or appropriate.

I’m keen! What's next?

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