Job Title: Support Worker Ref: SWTFL-0319 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: Midnight 9th April 2019
Interview Date: TBC
Do you want to end homelessness and make a difference to people’s lives?
Are you highly motivated, empathic and looking for a challenge?
At Thames Reach we 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 service delivery to vulnerable people.
We are recruiting for Support Workers for our innovative and successful TfL outreach service working on buses and the London Underground.
Successful candidates will need to be highly motivated, committed, well organised and have existing knowledge and experience of working with homeless people. You will need to be able to work under your own initiative and have strong communication skills enabling you to engage with complex rough sleepers and to talk confidently about the service to partners.
As a support worker you will:
– Work with rough sleepers on the transport network, supporting clients to access accommodation and other services.
– Have excellent communication and creative problem solving skills which will enable you to create options for people where these may be hard to find.
– Work autonomously as well as within a team, be confident in creating and working through action plans, have strong time management skills and to be strongly outcome focused.
– Use on-line databases to record work to enable us to work consistently with clients and demonstrate our outcomes to funders.
– Carry out nightshifts across the transport network with some day work.
-Have an understanding of homelessness, the impact on individuals and contributing factors, and have constructive and creative approaches to supporting people through chance, towards recover and reintegration.
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