Floating Support Worker

Job Description

Julian House is a charity dedicated to making a difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in society. We run several projects and every year we help thousands of people out of homelessness, into employment, away from domestic abuse, and more.

If you’d like a real sense of job satisfaction, great career prospects, and a competitive benefits package, you could be who we’re looking for!

Job Role: Floating Support Worker

Salary: £27,000 per year                 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week           

Contract type: Permanent

Location: South West - Covering Exeter, Dorset, Somerset and Basingstoke

Additional information:

  • A valid license and access to a vehicle 
  • Ability to work out of hours, evenings, and weekends on occasions depending on the needs of the project

The Role:

Our Floating Support Worker will play a pivotal role in delivering assistance across multiple locations and services, providing crucial support where additional staff are needed. Your responsibilities may vary from working in our Exeter Supported Housing project one week to participating in Outreach sessions in Weymouth the next. This dynamic role offers a unique opportunity to gain valuable experience in a wide array of sectors within our charity. 

The ideal candidate will have an interest and passion for a diverse range of social issues and supporting individuals. You will need to demonstrate good organisation and planning, with flexibility and adaptability to a changing work pattern/location at short notice. 

We believe this role offers not only a chance to make a significant impact but also an exciting opportunity for personal and professional growth.  

Responsibilities include: 

  • Provide cover to services based in Exeter, Dorset, Somerset, and Basingstoke - including Outreach, Supported Housing, Criminal Justice, Domestic Violence and Substance Misuse
  • Manage incidents and safeguarding ensuring action is taken and followed up
  • Ensure all clients are provided with a high-quality person-centered service 
  • Keep all administrative tasks and records are kept up to date ensuring data is inputted accurately 
  • Any other duties within the scope of the post as directed by management 

Qualifications / Requirements: 

  • A valid UK driving license and access to own vehicle - business insurance will be required for roles involving travel to work
  • Experience working with vulnerable adults with complex needs and/or challenging behaviours

There are many great reasons to join our team!

  • Great opportunities for career development and free monthly training sessions from experienced facilitators
  • Wellbeing related support / advice, and up to 6 free counselling sessions through our Employee Assistance Programme
  • 27 days annual leave, including an extra day off for your birthday, plus bank holidays - increasing up to 30 days after 4 years of continuous employment
  • 30% staff discount at Julian House charity shops
  • 20% staff discount at Julian House bike workshops
  • A generous and competitive pension scheme
  • Instant access to healthcare professionals and discounts on a variety of health treatments through our Simply Health Scheme
  • A supportive culture where staff feedback is highly valued and regular supervisions with line managers are conducted

Our Ethos

As an Equal Opportunities employer, we have an Equality and Diversity Action plan in place showing our commitment in ensuring continuous improvement in creating an inclusive culture. We also have a committed group of Inclusion & Diversity champions who meet monthly to ensure progress is being made. We invite applications from people from all backgrounds and cultures, especially minority groups that are underrepresented in the workplace. We also welcome applications from those with lived experience. We embrace flexibility and are proud to be a Disability Confident and Mindful employer, as well as an Armed Forces Covenant Supporter.

If you have any special access requirements or other support needs throughout the application process (including interview), please contact us so that we can let you know how we can support you. We accept CVs and applications in all formats.

DBS Checks

We welcome applications from people with lived experience. All applicants working with our clients will be expected to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. A criminal conviction will not necessarily prevent you from becoming an employee, the decision will depend on the type of offence and its relevance to the role. If you would like to discuss any convictions you may have, please contact the person named in the advert. All information will be dealt with according to our Data Protection Policy. 

Get in touch

If you have any questions about this role, please get in touch with the recruitment team at recruitment@julianhouse.org.uk. We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Please note: We reserve the right to close our vacancies once the perfect candidate has been found. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible so that you don’t miss out!