Position Title: Community Worker
Location: Hinckley, Leicestershire
Hours of duty: 14 Hours per week
Salary: £11.95 per hour / £8,699.60 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed Term until 18.10.24
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Please make sure your cover letter clearly demonstrates your expertise and how you meet the role requirements. This should be a minimum of 500 words and not exceed 2 pages.
Falcon Support Services provides supported accommodation and community projects to those that are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or vulnerable in the community.
Our service helps vulnerable people by providing safe and secure accommodation with our staff working alongside clients to help them develop their skills, so they can move away from homelessness to living independently and positively contribute to their community.
The Drop In is a day Centre with the aim of providing a safe and meaningful space for people to engage with and access services. We believe that everyone has the right to feel safe, accepted, valued and not to be judged for any situations they may be facing and should have access to basic needs, advise, support and opportunities to create a better everyday life.
As a Community Drop In Worker you will set up and run Drop In services in Hinckley, with the aim of providing a safe and meaningful space for people to engage with and access services. This is an exciting development post that addresses immediate support needs and moves people from being at a ‘pre-engagement’ stage to ‘engagement’ using an informal key working approach. Our service is prevention focused, based on meeting service users’ needs with no time restraints and genuinely enables access to all.
Compliance / Health & Safety
Every employee has a responsibility to ensure that their work complies with the Financial Regulations of the charity.
Due to the nature of work, this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and will therefore require you to disclose all criminal convictions and comply with a DBS check.
To develop Falcon Support Services commitment to equal opportunities and to promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
All employees are required by Section 7 of the Health and Safety at Work Act to take reasonable care of their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list but to indicate the main responsibilities of the post, such additional duties may be undertaken which are reasonably commensurate with the level of post. It will be reviewed periodically to consider changes and developments in service requirements. Any changes will be discussed fully with the jobholder.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills:
Experience of working on your own initiative to deliver a high-quality service
The ability to work proactively and with limited direct supervision
Strong time management and organisational skills
Experience of managing staff or volunteers
Experience of risk, safeguarding vulnerable adults and professional boundaries issues
A genuine commitment to equal opportunities
A positive approach to personal development
A proven experience of working in a similar role/industry
Appropriate literacy, IT, and numeracy skills standard sufficient to fulfil the requirements of the job description
Clear communications skills, both in oral and written form
Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends
Falcon Support Services are equipped to train and support people who do not have relevant skills and experience but do have the right values, behaviours, and attitudes.