Lead Worker Social Integration

Job Title: Lead Worker Social IntegrationRef: LWSI-0319Salary: Grade D £29,796,- £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5 % employer contributory pension schemeHours: […]

Job Title: Lead Worker Social Integration
Ref: LWSI-0319
Salary: Grade D £29,796,- £32,001 incl ILW & 6.5 % employer contributory pension scheme
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Lambeth
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: Midnight 7th May 2019
Interview Date: TBC

Do you want to end homelessness and make a positive difference to people’s lives?

Are you highly motivated and looking for a challenge?

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 Team (TST) provides support to 800 clients in 16 London boroughs (primarily in South London); supporting service users to sustain their accommodation and achieve their aspirations.

Thames Reach are recruiting a new and valuable role for service users and the Tenancy Sustainment Team; we are looking for applications from people new to the homelessness sector and experienced case workers.

This vacancy would suit:

-People interested in moving into frontline positions working with former rough sleepers

-The ideal candidate will be able to use their passion, initiative and experience to put systems in place to assess and refer to appropriate services

-Workers with experience of supporting and motivating service users to engage with primary care services and employment, training and education

-People who are able to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationship with key stakeholders e.g. mental health services, educational establishments

-Workers with a willingness to share their knowledge about working with clients who are socially isolated, and to provide information about local resources

-People interested in the recruitment, supervision and support of volunteers

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 need to be able to demonstrate that they are highly motivated, committed and organised and show that they have the excellent communication and creative problem solving skills needed to create options for people where these may be hard to find.

There will be an expectation to work autonomously as well as within a team, to be confident in creating and working through action plans, have strong time management skills and to be strongly outcome focused.

The TST is based in our Stockwell office. The role will involve office work and work in the community across a number of London boroughs.

You’ll have:

-The ability to provide a flexible and responsive service to rough sleepers.

-Excellent communication and creative problem solving skills.

-Enthusiasm and commitment

-The ability to follow instructions and manage risk.

-The Ability to use IT systems to communicate and record your work.

As well as a great working environment we can also offer:

-Support and training to develop your skills.

-Learning & Development opportunities including (Tuition Aid & Core Training)

-6.5% employer contributory pension scheme

-Flexible working

– 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.

If you would like further information on the post, please contact Matthew.davison@thamesreach.org.uk or on 0203 691 4338

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