Reference number - 2540 - 3135
Location - The current vacancy is at John Marshall Court in Buckland, although you must be prepared to work in any Category 2.5 sheltered scheme as required
Salary - Band 4 - £18,441 - £19,619 pro rata (£11,214 - £11,930 p.a.) plus 17% shift enhancement
Job type/hours - 22.5 hours per week, Monday - Sunday - worked over a 2 week rota, both days and evenings - permanent
Closing date - 21st July 2019
Interview process - 26th July 2019
The overall purpose of Sheltered Housing is to provide the right accommodation and support when needed. Sheltered Housing is purpose built accommodation offering support and security for older persons. In Sheltered Housing we promote independent living for residents but with the knowledge that someone is always on hand to give support and to be available to help in an emergency. Residents have their own tenancy agreement with Portsmouth City Council; therefore residents are able to live independently in their own accommodation but with support available as needed. There are shared areas in the sheltered scheme in which residents can meet and also enjoy some social activities.
You will be working in a Portsmouth City Council Category 2.5 Sheltered Housing Scheme. The current vacancy is at John Marshall Court in Buckland, although you must be prepared to work in any Category 2.5 sheltered scheme as required.
As a Support Assistant, you will provide residents with day to day housing related support according to need. This for example may involve domestic help or personal reassurance. You will arrange for property repairs and liaise with Care Agencies, Social Workers, GPs, chemists and families of residents where appropriate. You will be expected to deal with any emergencies. On occasions, this will involve assisting some frailer residents with personal care issues. A typical day will involve calling on residents to check on their welfare. You will spend time with residents to understand their support needs, documenting your learning on residents' support plans as well as updating residents' records at the time as appropriate. You will be involved in the serving of meals to the residents, and this, as well as some other activities, will require you to handle and account for cash collected from the residents.
Please see the full job profile below which includes more details on the role and the person we are looking for.