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Reference
VAC-10536
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Part-Time
Sector
Charity, Health & Medical, Public Sector, Social Care
Location
Barnsley
Salary
NJC Scale 5 scp 22-25 starting at £21,074 pa pro rata
Expiry Date
29/04/2018
Fixed term until May 2019 - with the possibility of an extension and additional hours - Maternity leave cover

Job Description

It will be necessary to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends.

Barnsley Futures deliver appropriate and effective support to service users who may have been unable to access, or achieve outcomes within ‘traditional’ support services due to the range, level and complexity of their presenting needs.  It delivers person-centred support to enable the service user to achieve successful independent living.

The successful candidate will provide holistic, person-centred support to Barnsley Futures service users to address multiple and complex needs.  You will achieve outcomes through the navigation of access to external services and support, and will provide flexible and focused support to service users. You will provide continuity to the service user, as they may journey through different accommodation options including hostels, managed dispersed accommodation and their own homes.  

You will need to have successfully supported and worked with people with mental health issues and have knowledge of the welfare benefits system.  The successful applicant will also need to have excellent communication skills and experience of working with a diverse range of clients and external agencies.

CLOSING DATE: 29 April 2018                                       

Interviews will be held on: 9 May 2018 (Barnsley)

Touchstone is an equal opportunities organisation, a Trans Positive employer and applications are welcome from all sections of the community, particularly LGBT communities and/or people with disabilities who are under-represented within Touchstone.  Application forms and further details can be obtained by going to our website at www.touchstonesupport.org.uk or writing to: Touchstone, Touchstone House, 2-4 Middleton, Crescent, LEEDS, LS11 6JU (quoting the reference) or by e-mailing recruitment@touchstonesupport.org.uk.  Please return all completed applications to either the email or postal address.