Support Worker

Closing date 23 September 2019
Organisation Care & Repair Leeds
Location Leeds
Hours Part time
Salary £20,210 pro rata
Telephone 0113 2406009

Care & Repair Leeds is the Home Improvement Agency for the city, highly regarded for providing a range of services for older people and disabled people to help them to remain living independently in their own homes. 

As an independent Registered Society with charitable status covering the whole of the Leeds Metropolitan District area, we have been providing services since 1987.  

We are expanding our Support Worker team and seek to appoint a Support Worker to work 3 days a week, with the possibility of some additional hours in the short term. 

You will work closely with our partners, Age UK Leeds and Groundwork, delivering the Home Plus Leeds service. 

This involves visiting people in their own homes to provide advice, guidance and support on home based interventions to improve their health and wellbeing, enabling them to remain living independently in their own home for as long as possible, including assessing for and delivering items of equipment to prevent falls, such as raised toilet seats and bath boards.

You will also be involved in an exciting new project providing an information and advice hub for patients and their families/carers in St James Hospital.  We take a person-centred approach, focusing on the needs of the individual, gathered by having a conversation with them (and their families/carers), to find out what will really make a difference to them in their home.  

You must have proven experience of working within a casework and/or support worker role within a community setting; knowledge and appreciation of the housing issues experienced by older people, disabled people and people with health conditions which impact on their ability to live safely in their own home. 

You will have experience of supporting people with a wide range of needs, communicating sensitively and effectively to identify their needs and arranging for appropriate interventions to be put in place, and/or signposting to other agencies, ensuring a more sustainable outcome for the client. 

You will be IT proficient, including the use of Microsoft Office programmes, and be physically able to lift and carry items of falls equipment such as raised toilet seats and bath boards.  

If you are a proactive individual, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, gain satisfaction from helping others, enjoy challenge and change, with an openness and adaptability to ensure various client’s needs are met, giving them choices of outcomes they could receive, we would like to hear from you. 

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Check (DBS)   Application Process: Please visit our website to learn more about Care & Repair Leeds and download an application pack::  

Please note that CV’s will not be accepted. If you would like to discuss the post, contact Sharon Brooks, Service Delivery Manager on 0113 200 9156.

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