Assistant Support Worker

Job Title:  Assistant Support WorkerRef:  ASWCR-0619 Salary: Grade A £22,779 – £23,607 OLW & 6.5% employer contributory pension Hours:   Full time […]

Job Title:  Assistant Support Worker
Ref:  ASWCR-0619 
Salary: Grade A £22,779 – £23,607 OLW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Croydon
Number of posts: 2
Contract Type: Permanent & Fixed Term Contract until April 2020

Closing Date: Midnight 9th July 2019
Interviews:  TBC

Our Assistant Support Worker’s play a pivotal part in Thames Reach’s inspiring work in Croydon, 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.

You will have over-see the progress of a group of clients, some of whom will be on the streets of Croydon and some newly moved into accommodation, you’ll work with your clients to agree and complete support plans ensuring actions from these are carried out.  This work will be monitored by experienced senior staff.

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.

Work will involve office and outreach work. You will be expected to be flexible, carrying out some early morning and late shifts and also working some weekends on a rota basis.

As Assistant Support Worker you will:

-Provide a rapid response to referrals we receive ensuring people sleeping rough in Croydon 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.

And have:

-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.

As well as a great working environment we offer

-Support to develop your skills

-Learning and development opportunities including Tuition Aid and training

-6.5% non-contributory pension

-29 days holiday.

Thames Reach is 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 deliver high quality, effective services to vulnerable people.

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.

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