Support Worker

Location : Cambridge

Support Worker – Whitworth House, Cambridge

Salary: £21,665 – £22,796 per year

Shifts: 37.5 hours per week; 4 week rolling rota

Ref: WH008

We are looking for a support worker for our female only accommodation based in central Cambridge. This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with other local providers as part of the Young Futures Partnership in Cambridge delivering accommodation and community based support for young people. You will provide valuable support to our customers which will be focused on their strengths and designed to empower and support them on a positive journey to greater independence and settled housing.

Key Responsibilities:

  • You will be central to ensuring that our customers have an outcomes based support plan in place that meets their aims and aspirations
  • You will support our customers to manage risk and take positive risks to enhance their wellbeing working alongside other support agencies to ensure a holistic approach
  • You will be involved in referrals, risk assessing and supporting the team to ensure that our customers, colleagues, and our buildings are safe by adhering to good practice, legislation and safeguarding procedures
  • You will be actively engaging with our customers and wider stakeholders to ensure that the service thrives and delivers to our best ability
  • You will support our customers to link into the local community, to gain new networks and opportunities through volunteering, training and work
  • You will be a strong advocate for our customers through getting to know them and recognising them as experts through their lived experiences

About You

We are looking for a Support Worker who is passionate about supporting others and who thrives when working in collaboration. It is important that candidates applying for this role enjoy a challenge.

Our ideal candidates will:

  • have experience in supporting vulnerable customers
  • have previous experience of working in a customer facing environment, dealing with often difficult and complex situations
  • demonstrate a strength-based approach
  • be a team player but also be able to work independently
  • have expertise in providing advice, information, and support

A driving licence is desirable but not essential

More reasons to apply…

  • 22 days annual leave (pro rata) plus bank holidays
  • ongoing training and development
  • reward and recognition awards & bonus schemes
  • free DBS checks, Hepatitis & Flu vaccination

Interview Date: 8th June 2022

Orwell is committed to safeguarding and safer employment and the principles of empowerment. Successful applicants will be required to complete an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.