Support Worker - Aspire Outreach Service

Company:  Aspire Housing & Personal Development
Location: Glasgow
Salary: Salary & Benefits as described in job description
Hours: Full Time
Type: Permanent
Job Requirements / Description
Aspire as part of the Glasgow Alliance is committed to the prevention and solution to ending homelessness. We are currently looking for female Support Workers to work within our dynamic Outreach Support Service as part of a mixed gender support team. This post is open to female applicants only as being female is a genuine occupational requirement under Schedule 9, Paragraph 1 of the Equality Act 2010. As a worker in this service, you could be supporting people in the community, their own home or in an accommodation-based setting who have mental health issues, addictions, and tenancy sustainment needs, offering housing and practical and emotional support. The support will be in response to needs documented in each person’s developmental support plan and I will be provided in a way that equips people with the confidence and skills to live independent and sustainable lives wherever they are residing. You will also: Devise, review and update developmental support plans with the supported individual, recording events and observations and keeping appropriate records. Support and contribute to the resourcing of interventions for people we support in crisis situations, and/or manage physical risk or behaviour likely to cause incidents, in accordance with the individuals personal developmental support plan, risk management plan or service protocol. As a Key Worker, attend and contribute to individual’s Support Reviews with partnership agencies. Develop and maintain professional working relationships and good communication links with individuals, families/carers, recovery communities, service partners, funders and other stakeholders. Empower individuals to live as independently as possible within their current living circumstances. Our commitment: You will enjoy competitive pay and holidays along with a referral recruitment scheme, a contributory pension scheme, an excellent 4 x annual salary life assurance, access to an employee health assistance programme and eligible in work travel payments. As an Employee-Owned organisation, eligible* employees are also owners of Aspire via the Trust and may benefit from employee ownership bonuses (*criteria applies). Aspire will ensure you are provided with the necessary training you need, while receiving strong support and leadership. Experience, knowledge, and skills required for this role include: Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to interact with a wide range of individuals and groups. An ability to follow agreed action plans and to problem solve An understanding of the impact of alcohol or drug misuse on individuals, families and communities. An understanding of the impact of homelessness on individuals. Strong organisational and time management skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Proficient IT skills. If you do not have a SVQ 2 or 3 in Health & Social Care or registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), we would ask for your commitment to undertake a SVQ and to become registered. PVG checks will be required for the successful applicant, as are two references: one being from the most recent employer. Please note - this role will require frequent Covid testing as part of our Covid Health and Safety guidelines. Closing date for applications: 23 April 2022
Aspire Housing & Personal Development

All of our efforts are focused on helping staff, their families and of course supported people to have the most fulfilling and self-directed lives possible. And, to help people develop their confidence and skills, realising their potential and their rightful place as fellow citizens in our communities.   

 Aspire is proud to have been part of the group that won the 10 year contract in 2020 to end homelessness in Glasgow.


Our aims are to:

  • Reduce the number of people who experience homelessness via improved prevention activity
  • Reduce the amount of time people are in homeless services via more efficient and effective systems in better environments
  • Reduce the number of people who experience cyclical homelessness via better systems and improved joint working across all organisations
  • Improve the life outcomes for people who have been or are homeless as determined by those receiving support

The experience of homelessness can be very debilitating and traumatic.  We want to help people live as independent a life as possible.  To help people realise their full potential and optimise their life chances, wherever we provide support.

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