Job Title: Support Worker Ref: SWSTAR-131118 Salary: Grade B £24,618-£25,947 inc 6.5% non contributory pension Hours: 37.5 per week […]
Job Title: Support Worker
Salary: Grade B £24,618-£25,947 inc 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 28th November 2018
Interview Date: TBC
Thames Reach is a London based charity helping homeless and vulnerable people to find 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 service delivery to vulnerable people. Each member of the Thames Reach team plays a vital role in contributing and shaping the vision of ending rough sleeping and promoting improvement in people’s lives, and by joining us you can do the same.
We require a Support Worker for our project delivered in partnership with Shelter, St Mungo’s and EASL. Funded by London Councils STAR will work to prevent homelessness across London by supporting people with complex needs to get and keep a home, find employment, build their skills and improve their mental health.
We are committed to ensuring that individuals who are struggling to cope in their accommodation are given the right support to lead more independent lives and to sustain their accommodation. STAR will also work with rough sleeping encampments and hotspots across London, working alongside local communities and external agencies including the police, local council and specialist mental health support.
This role requires persistence and the ability to work creatively whilst delivering a clear message that rough sleeping is unacceptable. Throughout you will be supported by an experienced staff team who will guide your work and encourage your personal development.
Reporting to the Lead Manager, you will:
• be highly motivated, committed and organised
• be required to manage a caseload of clients
• have excellent communication skills and creative problem solving skills
• be confident in creating and working through action plans
• have strong time management skills
• be outcome focused
• be able to demonstrate an understanding of homelessness, the impact on individuals and contributing factors
• have constructive and creative approaches to supporting people through change, towards recovery and reintegration.
Work will involve outreach shifts and visits to people in their own home. You will be expected to be flexible as you could be expected to carry out early morning and late night shifts including weekends in any borough of London..
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 firstname.lastname@example.org