Hillcrest Homes

HH21/163, Support Worker (Female Only)*

Job ref: HH21/163
Job ref:
Support Worker (Female Only)*
Hours per week:
39 hours
Rate of pay:
£19,266 per annum + Benefits + Retention Payment
Contract terms:
Closing Date:
30 Sep 2021 23:59

£500 Retention Payment!!

You will receive £500 if you are successfully appointed with Hillcrest Futures

£250 on successful completion of your 6 month probation period

£250 on successful completion of 12 months service


The Service

Queen Mary Avenue provides twenty four hour, seven days a week residential support to eight female individuals, who have a variety of support needs, including mental health and addiction issues. All individuals have previously been homeless or have been threatened with homelessness.

Individuals have a wide variety of support needs including, but not limited to, mental health issues, substance misuse and learning disabilities. 


The Role

As a Support Worker, you will:

  • Work with individuals to build positive relationships to assist them to tackle the issues that led to their homelessness
  • Provide support for individuals focused on recovery, daily living skills and moving into their own tenancies
  • Need to arrange crisis intervention due to the complex nature of the client group.


You Will

  • Be confident in dealing with a homeless client group and have compassion and understanding for the issues homeless people face
  • Hold an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care or have the willingness to undertake study to achieve
  • Be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up the post


Company Benefits

  • Savings Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Patterns
  • Generous Mileage Allowance
  • Generous Holiday Entitlement
  • Comprehensive Health and Well-being Package
  • Free access to online discounts for well-known retailers
  • Death in Service Benefit (up to three times your salary)
  • Cycle to Work Scheme (great savings from 25% - 39% on bikes and accessories)
  • Tech Scheme (great savings of up to 12% on a range of over 5,000 products including tablets, televisions, fitness trackers, phones, games consoles and kitchen appliances)


*Please Note - this post is exempt under section 7 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, therefore only female candidates will be considered.

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