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Building Bridges Support Workers

Community First is a dynamic charity (Registration Number 288117) committed to supporting communities across Wiltshire and Swindon. Our team goes the extra mile to create brighter futures for those living and working in the county. Putting people first is at the heart of everything we do.

 

Our highly successful employment programmes support people who are furthest from the labour market with multiple barriers & challenges in their lives and helps them progress into and sustain training, education, and employment outcomes.

 

Hours: 36.5 per week. Working hours are flexible (typically 09:00-17:00 Monday to Thursday and 09:00-16:00 on Fridays) and may include occasional evenings and occasional weekends. Applications for part-time working would also be welcome.

 

Contract: Fixed term contract for 12 months starting as soon as possible.

 

Salary: £25,694 gross per annum plus 7% employers pension contribution.        

 

Location: Devizes based, with Wiltshire wide programme delivery including 1:1 outreach.

 

The purpose of the roles is to support people in Wiltshire who are accommodated in housing related supported accommodation as part of Wiltshire Council’s Rough Sleeper Initiative to address their barriers & challenges and help them progress into and sustain training, education, and employment.   

 

We are looking for two Support Workers to join our team delivering key working support to participants. The role involves managing a case load of participants, providing practical & emotional support and advocating on their behalf as needed. The Support Worker will carry out needs assessments, develop individualised engagement plans to address barriers and through both one-to-one support and a range of group development activities, increase participants’ confidence, self-esteem, skills and resilience to help them achieve their identified education and employment goals. Please see the associated job description for further details.

 

This role is fully funded by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) via Wiltshire Council’s Rough Sleeper Initiative’s ‘Move on and Prevention Funding’.

 

The role may include occasional evening and weekend working.

 

Due to the nature of the work, you will be required to undertake a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check.

 

If you would like to find out more about this position, please contact the Building Bridges Team on 01380 732821 or e-mail hello@buildingbridgessw.org.uk

 

Closing Date: 5pm Wednesday 24th April 2024.

Interviews: Tuesday 30th April and Wednesday 1st May 2024.

 

To download a job description, person specification and an application form for this post, please visit https://www.communityfirst.org.uk/vacancies Please note we are unable to accept CVs for this position.

                                              

 

Community First is an equal opportunities employer. 

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