Assistant Support Worker
Job Title: Assistant Support Worker Ref: ASWLSR-1118 Salary: Grade A £22,857-£24,081 incl ILW & 6.5% non contributory pension Hours: […]
Job Title: Assistant Support Worker
Salary: Grade A £22,857-£24,081 incl ILW & 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Number of posts: 4
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Midnight 13th December 2018
Interview Date: TBC
At Thames Reach we are driven and committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people.
Our Assistant Support Worker’s play a pivotal part in our inspiring work, helping homeless people get off the streets, back on their feet and looking forward to a brighter future.
With the help of our experienced senior staff and management, you will be supported and trained to use your strong communication and creative problem-solving skills. You will receive regular supervision from experienced staff who will both guide your work and encourage and facilitate your personal development.
This is a challenging but extremely rewarding role that requires you to assertively reinforce our message that rough sleeping is an unsafe choice and give individuals you meet clear information about their available options and the necessary encouragement and support so they can make an informed choice to move away from the street.
London Street Rescue provides support to approximately 1200 people a year sleeping rough across 13 London boroughs. We are committed to ending rough sleeping and pride ourselves on our partnership working approach.
A clean UK driving license and an ability to work late night shifts is an essential requirement for this role.
As Assistant Support Worker you will:
• Provide a rapid response to referrals we receive ensuring people sleeping rough across London are looked for within tight time scales.
• Support our clients with practical tasks that will enable them to move off of the streets or sustain accommodation.
• Directly support clients, identifying activities that will assist in their journey towards recovery and away from life on the streets
• Maintain and support links with community programmes and resources.
• Ensure that all paperwork is completed and work is recorded and monitored.
• A commitment to providing a high standard of service.
• Excellent communication skills
• Honesty, reliability and a mature and thoughtful approach to equal opportunities and diversity in service provision
• The ability to learn and an enthusiasm for training and acquiring new skills.
Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect, and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.
Please download the application pack and return to firstname.lastname@example.org