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Intensive Floating Support Worker- East Ayrshire

  • Part time
  • £27,423 pro-rata
  • Ayr (On site)
  • Closing 21st May 2024

  • Advertised from 9th May 2024
  • 17.5 hours per week.. Permanent.


Blue Triangle is a social care organisation that empowers people to thrive, by delivering solutions in connected communities which focus on the needs of each individual. We are looking for enthusiastic people who share our values (Kind, Passionate and Creative) to join our services accommodating and supporting people experiencing homelessness and empowering them to thrive.

If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning, which we will support you to achieve.

Blue Triangle recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

What we offer:

Aside from offering a supportive and friendly environment where our people are valued and appreciated, we’ll see that your hard work and drive to succeed is rewarded.

  • Competitive Salary and Pension Options
  • Full time & Part time hours available
  • Double pay for festive bank holidays
  • Long service awards
  • Fully funded SVQ3
  • Access to our benefits platform with high street voucher and tech discounts and cycle to work scheme to name a few!
  • Inhouse training programmes
  • Significant Gym discounts
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • 24/7 access to employee assistance programme, including counselling
  • A wide range of family friendly policies
  • Life Assurance cover of 3 times your salary
  • Credit Union
  • £200 refer a friend scheme
  • And many more!

About the Role:

The support we provide is always person-centred, trauma-informed and wellbeing focused. As an Intensive Floating Support Worker, you’ll work in the community to provide a wide range of flexible intensive support to individuals to encourage independence to maintain and sustain a tenancy and adapt to community life.

Main Responsibilities:

This Intensive Floating Support Worker role working within our East Ayrshire Outreach combines settled housing with person-centred, strengths-based and flexible support – as much and for as long as someone wants it. Housing First is there to assist homeless and potentially homeless people access secure tenancies with wrap-around support to sustain their tenancies. This is working on a rota covering various shift patterns including some weekends. This role involves working 17.5 hours per week. The Intensive Floating Support Worker will:

  • Provide intervention and a range of supports for new referrals and existing Supported People in Blue Triangle’s supported accommodation services and move-on accommodation.
  • To provide trauma-informed, person-centred, and wellbeing-focused support for people supported by Blue Triangle.
  • To support, review, monitor and evaluate through our SHARP monitoring tool to achieve a positive person-centered outcome for the people we work with in line with Blue Triangle’s statutory and legislative requirements.
  • To support people transitioning from supported accommodation into the local community or referred from other sources, helping them on their personal pathway towards a settled tenancy, building their tenancy and life management skills.

About You:

  • To join us, you need to have a genuine passion for helping people.
  • Ideally, possess 1 year of experience of working with vulnerable people and challenging behaviour which can be from personal, voluntary and/or professional experience.
  • Demonstrated commitment and ability to undertake care practice in accordance with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) code of practice, National Care Standards, Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care and the Associations policies and procedures.
  • Ability to relate empathetically to people and recognise their right to choice and independence.
  • Ability to work flexibly and as a lone worker.
  • Able to use Microsoft or equivalent applications competently.
  • Ideally hold an SVQ level 3 or above.

We care about one another whilst taking pride in the service we offer. You will be working in a company with a strong identity and with the guidance and support of experienced Managers you will be able to develop in your career.

Application notes

To find out more about this role and apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: 21st May 2024