Support Worker (Zero Hours) - Exeter, East and South Devon

  • Vacancies: 1
  • Application closing date: 31 Dec 2019 17:00

Job Description

Westward Housing Group is a major housing association in the south west. As a developing landlord, we build new homes across the region, working in partnership with local authorities to rent homes to those in need. Our support services are very highly regarded in the sector which is largely down to the fantastic staff we employ.

This job is to provide staffing to take up new pieces of support work which we do not have the capacity to meet or to provide cover in the event of longer term staff absences or shortages. You will join a bank of people able to pick up work, often at short notice. No hours can be guaranteed.  The work will be take place in our accommodation services or in people’s own homes. We have accommodation services in Exeter, Exmouth, Dawlish, Newton Abbot, Totnes, Dartmouth and Kingsbridge.

The work is varied and the focus could be on assisting people to improve their well-being, sort out their accommodation, maximise their income, to find meaningful occupation, develop social contacts and help access a range of other services which might be required. People we work with may have a history of homelessness and/or mental health issues and/or living in care or simply through circumstances need a resourceful person alongside them, to help sort out a range of issues which have arisen. Support is time limited and reviewed regularly.

You will work as part of a team and there is good induction, support and training available for you to develop in the role. Some lone working will be required.  You will also work alongside other external agencies to provide a holistic, outcomes focussed service that recognises the individual journey of the people we work with.

You will have experience of working with people, either in a paid or voluntary capacity and an understanding of the range of difficulties facing people and also how to enable people reach their potential.

Interview date: To be advised

The Group is an exempt charity. We are committed to equality and diversity, and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Candidate Requirements

Further information can be found by accessing the Support Worker (Zero Hours) Exeter, East, Mid and South Devon Job Pack

Employment Details

  • Employment Type: Zero Hours
  • Hours: Zero Hours
  • Pay: £20,122.18 (pro rata) Annually

How to Apply

To apply for this post please complete an Application Form.doc[doc] 255KB

If you have any problems completing the application form please contact jobs@westwardhousing.org.uk