Assistant Support Worker
Job Title: Assistant Support Worker Ref: ASWESOS-0120Salary: Grade A £22,779 – £23,607 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee […]
Job Title: Assistant Support Worker
Salary: Grade A £22,779 – £23,607 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
Hours: Full time 37.5 per week (Shift work includes weekends)
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (12 months)
Closing Date: Midnight 10th February 2020
Assistant Outreach Support Worker
We are currently recruiting an assistant support worker in our East Surrey Outreach team. This is an exciting opportunity to join this service, supporting both new and more complex rough sleepers to move away from the streets and access and sustain accommodation and support. The team work across 4 councils in the region – Epsom and Ewell, The Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead and Tandridge – and work closely with housing departments in each council to ensure there is a prompt and effective response to rough sleeping.
As Assistant Support Worker you will:
-Provide a response to referrals we receive across the 4 councils
-Facilitate drop-in sessions at local services working with homeless people
-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 work is recorded and monitored
-A commitment to providing a high standard of service
-Excellent communication and organisational 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
-A responsive and flexible approach to the needs of the team and clients
As this service covers a wide area we would require applications from people with a driving license and access to their own transport.
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 support from experienced staff who will both guide your work and encourage and facilitate your personal development.
As well as a great working environment we can also offer:
-Support and training to develop your skills.
-Learning & Development opportunities including (Tuition Aid & Management Training)
6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
-29 days annual leave
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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