Care & Repair Leeds is the Home Improvement Agency for the city, highly regarded for providing a range of services for older and disabled people to help them to remain living independently in their own homes. As an independent Registered Society with charitable status covering the whole of the Leeds Metropolitan District area, we have been providing services since 1987.
We are currently looking for an experienced, motivated, committed, and empathetic Support Worker who has demonstrable experience of delivering advice and practical support to the most vulnerable people in our city. This is a key role within our Homeplus programme with the successful candidate joining at a pivotal time as we continue to expand our services across Leeds and the surrounding area.
Why work at Care & Repair?
We have a positive impact on the lives of our clients, by identifying needs and then swiftly deliver adaptations to make their homes safer and lives easier, this makes our work both fulfilling and rewarding
Our continuous improvement culture recognises the impact and contribution of all our staff and encourages the team to make suggestions to improve what we do and how we do it.
Regular team building events and our staff forum demonstrates our commitment to delivering changes to the way we work from those who know best.
We operate flexi time and hybrid working which supports a healthy work life balance for all whilst still delivering on our promises to our clients. We offer a variety of training and development opportunities to all staff and actively encourage personal development
We have close partnerships with other third sector organisations across Leeds, sharing ideas and concepts and work together to make positive changes to the lives of our clients
Our Management Team and Board regularly review the long term viability and sustainability of Care & Repair with a robust strategic business plan in place to ensure we remain fit for purpose as an organisation and employer, and that our services are relevant to the needs of our funders, commissioners and clients.
The Support Worker role is key to the delivery of this strategy and will work closely with the Service Delivery Manager and the other Support Workers to deliver on the Homeplus objectives whilst identifying and implementing further improvements to this already successful programme.
To work as part of the Support Worker team delivering the Home Plus Leeds service, including discharge from hospital; providing advice, guidance and support for vulnerable occupiers seeking home based interventions to improve their health and wellbeing, enabling them to remain living in their own home independently for as long as possible. Heavy involvement with Hospital Discharge programmes, ensuring that clients return to a safe, warm and secure home and are supported to ensure that they remain safe and well following their return home from hospital. To provide outreach support by visiting people in their own homes and assessing for the range of services provided by Care & Repair. To work with a range of partners to identify and contact vulnerable people to assess their needs, identify solutions to support them, arrange for interventions to be put in place, and liaise with other appropriate agencies where necessary to resolve issues. To provide an excellent standard of customer service.
Proven experience of working within a casework and/or support worker role within a community setting is a must
We would love to hear from people who are passionate about helping others and who feel that they have the appropriate skills, experience, and the vision to make this role their own.
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This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Check (DBS)
Please visit our website to learn more about Care & Repair Leeds: www.care-repair-leeds.org.uk