Support Worker (Newark)

1 March 2022
£18,540 - £20,315 / year

Job Description

About the employer:

Lombard Street is a Supported Living service in Newark which provides support to adults with mental health needs. This includes those leaving hospital or moving on from residential rehab settings who need a period of support to prepare for living more independently. We have a second service, Lombard Community Flats, which offers longer term support and accommodation for those with lower level needs and who are more stable with their mental health.   Our 22.5 hour vacancy is Fixed Term. 

We work 7 days a week, including bank holidays on a mixed shift basis which are typically 07:00-14:15 and 14:00 – 22:00. There will be increased aspects of lone working at LCF and at the Lombard Street service we work on a 24 hour rota which includes a sleep in and waking night shifts (additional enhancements paid for these).

About the role:

We are looking for proactive, reliable, resilient and passionate Support Workers with a ‘can do’ attitude. Helping and caring for others must come naturally to you. You will be outgoing, hardworking, organized and adaptable to change and motivated and will work as part of a team to help nurture the service users’ development and independence. Support provided will be person-centred support and involve you using both emotional and practical skills.

The role is varied, you will provide help with budgeting, debt management, accessing education, tenancy related support, healthy lifestyles, substance misuse issues, attending appointments and generally improving confidence and independence. You will provide practical support in all aspects of maintaining a home, including cooking, cleaning, laundry, bill payments and basic maintenance. You will write and implement support plans and risk assessments, liaise with a range of professionals including Social Workers, Mental Health professionals, the Police and other agencies.

Hours of work:

Full time (37 per week) and part time (22.5 per week) hours available

Employee benefits:

  1. c36.5 days leave a year with additional 2 days after 5 years’ service
  2. Healthcare Cash Back Plan worth up to £1200 per year on your routine healthcare costs e.g. Dentist, opticians etc.
  3. Company Pension Scheme options with contributions matched by NCHA and includes life assurance cover
  4. Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption pay
  5. Free enhanced DBS check
  6. £250 for successful referral of a friend/family member to work at NCHA
  7. Employee Recognition Scheme
  8. Great learning & development and qualification opportunities
  9. Discounted bus passes and gym membership, discounts and cashback at major retailers
  10. Free access to employee Advice Line; offering a 24-hour confidential advice service to discuss work or home related concerns with professional advisors
  11. Salary increase following successful completion of probationary period

Additional information:

Please note it is a mandatory requirement to wear full PPE including a face mask in this role.

As an Equal Opportunities and Disability Confident Employer, NCHA welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates including those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and disabled candidates. As part of our LGBT + Allies Programme, we also welcome applications from members of the LGBT + community and encourage inclusivity in the workplace.