Salary : £21,500.00 per annum

Based in : York - Union Terrace

Hours Per Week : 37

Status : Permanent

Contract Type : Permanent

Interview Date : TBC

Closing Date : 15/01/2018

About you

Are you a Support Worker with experience and knowledge of the Hospital Discharge Protocol, or experience of working to deliver a high-quality support service provision? Got experience of social care or working with socially excluded individuals with multiple-complex needs? Want to work for an organisation that helps people build brighter futures for themselves and their families? If so, our Hospital Discharge Support Worker role could be the perfect fit.

About us

Changing Lives is a national charity that supports 21,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.

We have been supporting people in the city of York since 2012, running a successful substance misuse service that supports people through their addiction and recovery journey, as well as the Arc Light hostel, and in 2017 welcomed the addition of the York Drug & Alcohol service; whilst having other exciting developments on the horizon.

So it is a great time to be joining our organisation in York.

We’re looking for committed compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives. Are you ready to change lives for a living? Read more about the job below and apply today.

About the job

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Hospital Discharge Support Worker within our Abed-a-Head accommodation project based in York. This role provides accommodation support to vulnerable adults within the York Area requiring discharge.

You will work closely and collaboratively within a small team responsible for the delivery of the Hospital Discharge Protocol: including referral, assessment, eligibility and allocation processes.

You will have awareness of legislative and national policy requirements, particularly the way the affect clients across: housing, welfare rights, mental health, drug use and community care. You will work closely with external statutory agencies including the Early Intervention Team, Police, Social Services, City of York Council and other Local Authorities as necessary to support the effective delivery of the service.

An NVQ Level 2 in Social Care or another equivalent appropriate qualification is desirable but not essential.

To apply for this role, please see below full job description and application form to be submitted to

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.