Assistant Support Workers
Job Title: Assistant Support Workers Ref: ASWTSTB-0819 Salary: Grade B £24,054 – £24,927 ILW & £22,779-£23,607 OLW 6.5% employer contributory pension […]
Job Title: Assistant Support Workers
Salary: Grade B £24,054 – £24,927 ILW & £22,779-£23,607 OLW 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours: Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Lambeth & Brent
Number of posts: Lambeth (x1) & Brent (x4)
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Midnight 8th September 2019
Do you want to end homelessness and make a positive difference to people’s lives?
Are you highly motivated and looking for a challenge?
Do you want to use your excellent people skills to support people to move away from homelessness?
Thames Reach are 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 delivery of our services.
Our Tenancy Sustainment and Brent Reach teams are supporting people with histories of rough sleeping or homelessness, to sustain their accommodation and achieve their aspirations. Thames Reach are recruiting to fill a variety of posts within this team, we are looking for applications from people new to the homelessness sector and experienced case workers or managers.
The Assistant Support Worker role would suit:
-People interested in working with people with rough sleeping histories sustaining their tenancies.
-People with experience of face to face or customer service work.
-An understanding of how to support people to manage and sustain tenancies and engage positively with their local community.
-People with experience of supporting and motivating people to engage with health services, employment, training and education.
-People who are able to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationship with other agencies such as referral agencies, health services, benefit services and registered social landlords.
-Those with strong administration experience who would like to work to support a key front line homelessness service.
You will play a key role in the development of our services and your work will contribute to influencing the future of service provision across the UK.
Successful candidates will demonstrate:
-The ability to provide a flexible and responsive service to people with rough sleeper histories.
-Excellent communication, organisation and creative problem solving skills.
-Commitment to working within the homelessness sector to support people to lead fulfilling lives.
-Creating and working through action plans and be strongly outcome focuses.
-The ability to follow instructions, manage and mitigate risk.
-The ability to use IT systems to communicate and record your work.
-Strong time management skills.
-Be confident in working autonomously as well as within a team, the role with involve office work and in the community.
As well as a great working environment we also offer:
-6.5% employer pension contribution.
-29 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
-Reimbursement of the cost of annual eye test
-Season ticket/cycle loan
-Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services
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.
Tenancy Sustainment Team: Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org / 0203 691 4338 or 07436 264 605 / https://thamesreach.org.uk/what-we-do/recovery/tenancy-sustainment-team/
Brent Reach: Folasade.email@example.com / 0203 617 8837 / https://thamesreach.org.uk/what-we-do/prevention/floating-support/brent-reach/
Please download the application pack and return to firstname.lastname@example.org