Floating Support Worker

Reference: HOUSING/FSW/MAY24

Location: Salem Street, Bradford

Hours: 35 (FTE 37.5 hours)

Salary: £27,756 pro rata per annum

Team: Supported Housing Team

Responsible To: Deputy Director of Supported Housing

Closing Date:

About the Role

The Bridge Project has been providing support since 1983.  We work with individuals, families and communities to improve people’s lives in a sustainable way, recognising that solutions are often complex.  Today we have a strong staff team of 120 dedicated individuals who address a range of issues such as homelessness, substance misuse, sex working, housing, employment and lots more.

We have an exciting opportunity to work as a Floating Support Worker within the Bridge Recovery Housing team.  The role is on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2025, continuation is dependant on funding.  This is a key role to support people with drug or alcohol problems by helping them to maintain their tenancy.  You will be working in the community and visiting people in their own homes, so it is crucial that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle in order to carry out this role.  The people you will work with will be facing challenges and may be at risk of becoming homeless.  It is therefore essential that you have experience of supporting people with vulnerabilities and/or challenging behaviour.  At times people do present in a crisis situation, so it is important that the successful candidate has excellent communication and negotiating skills and is able to work calmly and effectively with people and have a positive outlook and is able to build productive relationships.

We are looking for someone who can work independently, is highly organised and is able to manage their time effectively but who is also a team player.  A good knowledge of housing management issues, safeguarding and welfare benefits and entitlement is essential.

This is a 35 hour post, (our full-time hours are 37.5 hours) Monday – Friday, however, there is an element of flexibility around working hours required by the postholder.  A willingness to undergo an enhanced DBS check is also a requirement of the post.

In return we can offer a competitive salary, 4% pension contribution, excellent annual leave entitlement, employee assistance scheme, life insurance and a programme of mindfulness activities for staff.  The Bridge Project is a Mindful Employer.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Julie Beaumont to arrange this on Julie.beaumont@newvisionbradford.org.uk

You must complete the Bridge Project’s application form in order to be considered for the role.  No CV’s are accepted.  No Employment Agencies please.

Closing date – Immediate interview from submitted applications

 

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