Specialist Support Worker (Gloucestershire) Vacancy Reference No : CBS251 Hours : Full time 37.5 hours per week Salary : £19,000-£21,000 per annum + benefits Due to growth within our community-based services team, we are looking for full time Specialist Support Workers who will be based in the community to support clients within our service. The Gloucestershire Community Based Support Service provides housing support to clients across Gloucester, Tewkesbury and the Forest of Dean. Our service provides direct support to clients within their own homes, offering them support with housing related issues. This includes offering support with individual’s tenancies and supporting them with other aspects that could have a direct impact on their housing such as benefits, debts and improving their independent living skills. The role will also involve facilitating community groups, drop-in sessions and providing a telephone triage service to clients. This role is a Monday-Friday 9am-5pm shift pattern; however, you must be willing to be flexible and work evenings and weekends as required to meet the needs of the clients. As this service covers Gloucester, Tewkesbury and the Forest of Dean, a willingness to travel across the areas is essential for this role. A full drivers licence and your own transport is essential. If you are someone with a passion to make a difference to the lives of individuals across the county and you have a willingness to actively contribute to the community-based support service, then we would welcome your application. Experience of working in housing related services is advantageous but is not essential as training will be provided. CCP (Caring for Communities and People) is a vibrant and dynamic organisation, at the forefront of supporting and helping people and their communities across the South West and the West Midlands. Here are 5 things our people like about working for us: 1) Making a difference - You will be able to make genuine difference to people’s lives 2) People first - People are at the core of our organisation and our decision making 3) Flexibility - As an organisation, we try to be as flexible as we can 4) Progression - We have clear routes of progression for people whether that be career, skills, training or personal development 5) Embracing opportunity - We listen to ideas and embrace opportunity, we want to utilise your skills If these things appeal to you then please read below on how to apply: Deadline date for applications : 12 March, 2021* Interviews to be held : 23 March, 2021 *CCP reserve the right to close posts at any time, once we have received sufficient applications. Job Description For the Successful Applicant: Please ensure with your application you include referencing that covers last 5 years. Delays in references being returned is likely to impact processing your application, references are only contacted after a provisional offer it made. This role is subject to enhanced DBS checks to ensure timely processing, please look at what documents can be accepted https://www.gov.uk/guidance/documents-the-applicant-must-provide You will be asked to provide these at interview, (for unsuccessful candidates these copies will be destroyed), all information with be processed and managed in-line with GDPR. In line with CCP's safe recruitment policy, appointments are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references. Application forms are available to download from the links below. Forms can be returned by post to CCP Support Services, 340 High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JF, or by email to the address shown on the application form. Application Forms HERE Our commitment to you: As one of only 2% of UK employers to have achieved the coveted Investors in People Gold (6th Generation) accreditation, we offer our people: 25 days leave per year as well as Bank Holidays, rising by one day per year for every year of service (capped at 30) Perkbox membership entitling you to a range of discounts on shopping, retail and leisure purchases amounting to savings of more than £800 per person per year on average * Cash-back health plan, giving you money back on day-to-day healthcare like dental and optical care, prescriptions and GP appointments * Yearly Away Days, monthly ‘Hub’ lunch socials, keeping you connected to the heart of the organisation, consulting you about key decisions Monthly support and supervision, supporting your wellbeing and development Bespoke training package to help you map your own career – train to be a CCP leader of the future, or a subject matter expert in a field of your choice Contributory pension scheme *Subject to successful completion of your probationary period.