Senior Practitioners ( Manager) & Support Workers

Job Title:  Senior Practitioners ( Manager) & Support Workers Ref:  SPSWPRS-1019 Salary: Grade E £31,434 – 34,128 and Grade B £25,833- […]

Job Title:  Senior Practitioners ( Manager) & Support Workers

Ref:  SPSWPRS-1019 
Salary: Grade E £31,434 – 34,128 and Grade B £25,833- £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Across Lambeth
Number of posts: SP (x2) & SW (x3)
Contract Type:  Fixed Term until September 2020

Closing Date: Midnight 20th October 2019
Interviews:  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?

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 new TST Private Rented Floating service are  supporting people with histories of rough sleeping in 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 Senior Practitioner Role would suit:

-Someone who has experience of supporting and inspiring colleagues to achieve goals.

-People with experience of good quality case management.

-Someone who is motivated to deliver a high quality service.

-People with strong administration skills.

-People who would like to develop line management skills.

The 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.

-People who have a good understanding of how to work as team, and share their knowledge and good practice with their colleagues, students and volunteers

-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 :

Support you to develop your knowledge and skills and advance in your career.

Offer a generous contributory pension scheme, tuition aid and a wide range of training courses and opportunities.

Give you 29 days holiday and 8 paid bank holidays.

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

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Application Form – Support Worker

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