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Hostel Support Assistant (Relief)

Role: Hostel Support Assistant (Relief) - Barnsley Futures
Salary: £17,419 (NJC Scale Point 16) per annum (pro-rata)
Contract: Relief
Hours: As and when required (including evenings and weekends)
Leave: Foundation offer a competitive annual leave entitlement
Responsible to: Team Leader
Location: Holden House Hostel, Barnsley
Closing Date: 27/04/2018 at 09:00am
Interview Date: 11/05/2018


 Please note that Foundation does not accept CVs. If you wish to apply you will need to download the application pack for this role and complete and return the application form contained therein.

This is an exciting opportunity for a Support Assistant with the required experience to join the Barnsley Futures team.

The Role:   Our teams of Support Workers provide support to a wide range of customer groups referred to Foundation from our partners. The Support Assistant will work under the guidance of Support Workers to address customers’ individual needs, maximise independence and work towards the successful move on in to independent living. The main aim of the Support Assistant’s role is to assist Support Workers to provide high quality customer support.

Support Assistants have additional responsibilities to provide weekend and/or night cover in the hostel. This entails liaising with the security concierge, to ensure the security of the building, responding to customer’s support needs (out of hours) and dealing with any urgent or crisis situations arising.

Please refer to the application pack for the full role profile.

In order to apply for this position, you will need to hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle. Adjustments may be possible where applicants cannot drive as a result of a disability.

If you would like an informal chat about the role, please contact Gavin Kilner, Team Leader (contact details can be found in the Application Pack).

The Organisation: Foundation is a registered charity and the largest third sector provider of housing-related support services to socially excluded groups across the north of England. We provide services for vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families.

We are looking to a positive future, with aspirations for further developing the range of creative services we deliver, in partnership with organisations who share our values across sectors and communities.

Benefits:   Foundation offers employees Enhanced Paid Benefits, Contributory Pension Scheme, Flexible Working, Simply Health Cash Plan, Childcare Vouchers, Interest-Free Car Loan (after six months), Cycle Scheme (after six months), Colleague Bursary, Employee Assistance Programme and Volunteer Leave (two days paid per annum).

To Apply:   Please download the application pack and then complete the application form, showing how you meet the criteria for the role. Once completed, please return the form to the address in the covering letter.

Foundation is committed to building a workforce which is valued and whose diversity reflects the communities it serves, enabling it to deliver the best possible service to those communities and service users.  Foundation seeks to attract applicants from all sections of the community in order to achieve a diverse workforce.



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