Job vacancy: Support Officer (Foyer) Guinness Care

Location: Sheffield
Salary: £21,057 per annum
Type of Contract: Contract
Hours: 35
Closing Date: 22-03-2019

The Foyer provides a safe setting for 60 young people aged 16 – 25 to work towards living independently. As the Health & Well-Being Lead you will help all residents address their basic health needs and access health services.

In addition to this you will act as a Lead Support Worker building relationships, increasing their confidence and helping our residents achieve independence through delivery of our in-house training programme and support packages. You will have an energetic, creative and enthusiastic approach.

The shifts for this role are Monday to Friday, with occasional evening shifts once or twice a week, offering engaging and fun health-related activities.

Job Profile


  • Act as Lead Support Worker for around 12 residents, helping them to achieve successful independence
  • Conduct Reviews, Risk and Needs Assessments and create Support Plans with residents to meet quality standards
  • Support residents to complete the Sheffield Foyer Move-On Training Programme
  • Undertake generic project work supporting residents who have experienced homelessness, breakdown of family relationships, drugs and alcohol problems, abuse, fleeing violence, pregnancy, mental and/or physical health problems, liaising with other professionals, as required
  • Follow Safeguarding Procedures and adhere to Professional Codes and boundaries

Health-Related Work

Ensure all residents are registered with a GP (and dentist) or support them to register with a doctor (and dentist) completing their registration forms and accompanying them to New Patient Checks, as required, and record this information as a KPI.

Liaise with health professionals offering services at the Foyer and to Foyer residents, e.g. Homeless Team Prescribing Nurse, Sexual Health Services, and Norfolk Park Medical Centre.

Offer an Open Doors Sexual Health Service at the Foyer (with other members of the team) including the provision of sexual health advice and referral, pregnancy tests, including pre-and post-test counselling. (Training will be provided.)

Deliver Unit 4 ‘Staying Well’ of the Sheffield Foyer Move-On Training Programme.

Co-ordinate the delivery of a range of activities to promote a holistic concept of health and well-being, foster confidence and build relationships including: physical and fun activities, cooking, gardening, relaxation, mindfulness, yoga, health workshops, art and crafts.

Develop, with the team, a schedule of weekly, monthly and yearly activities, including events celebrating diversity.

If required, support female residents through pregnancy, liaising with midwives, health visitors and social workers, and dealing with safeguarding issues, as needed. (Caseload will be managed to take account of higher needs.)



Experience of working with young people.

Experience of liaising with other professionals in the health and social care fields.

  • Knowledge of Safeguarding
  • A good knowledge of Support Planning, Risk & Needs Assessments
  • Computer literate and able to use Microsoft Office, including Word and Excel
  • Able to work unsociable hours (some evening shifts Monday to Friday)
  • Good standard of education to a higher level


  • Experience of supported housing and work in a residential setting
  • Delivering training, advice and guidance to vulnerable client groups
  • A degree or professional qualification
  • Clean licence and a car driver

Recruitment Process

Please note this is a fast track recruitment process!

Your additional supporting statement is scored and should set out in what ways you can meet the requirements of the job profile and meet the essential and desirable criteria. Omitting some of this means you will have a lower score.

Closing date: 22nd March 2019 at midday

Interview date: 27th March 2019

Please be aware you will be notified if you have been shortlisted for interview by the 25th March 2019 and we have no alternative interview dates available.

How to Apply

If you would like to know more about the job and the interview process, please feel free to contact Karen Shimwell, Senior Project Worker, and Line Manager for the post on 0114 2895600.

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