Support Worker – Croydon
Job Title: Support Worker Service: Croydon Reach Ref: SWCR-0118 Salary: Grade B £22,506 – £23,802 per annum incl. OLW and […]
Job Title: Support Worker
Service: Croydon Reach
Salary: Grade B £22,506 – £23,802 per annum incl. OLW and 6.5% non contributory pension
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 14/02/2018
Interview Date: w/c 19/02/2018
Do you have an interest in ending homelessness and making a difference to people’s lives?
Are you a highly motivated, empathetic individual looking for a challenge?
The role of Support Worker at Thames Reach could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for.
Our Support Worker’s play a pivotal part in our inspiring work, helping homeless people get off the streets, back on their feet and looking forward to a brighter future.
Your excellent communication and creative problem solving skills will enable you 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.
You will use INFORM and CHAIN to record work to enable us to work consistently with clients and demonstrate our outcomes to funders.
Work will involve office and outreach work. You will be expected to be flexible as you will be expected to carry out early morning and late night shifts including some weekends in any borough of London at short notice.
As Support Worker you will have:
• The ability to provide a flexible and responsive service to meet the needs of rough sleepers across London.
• Excellent communication and creative problem solving skills enabling you to create options for people where these may be hard to find.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to work with rough sleepers.
• The enthusiasm and ability to manage a case load of complex clients.
• Who can work both autonomously and within the team; ensure health and safety requirements are followed and manage risk to ensure the safety of all parties involved.
• The necessary I.T skills to collect, collate and interpret information and statistics on rough sleeping and present these in external meetings.
• Sufficient confidence in public speaking to enable you to represent Thames Reach to statutory and voluntary organisations.
• Confidence in working with enforcement agencies such as the Police and local authority civil enforcement teams and be able to speak to others about the benefits of this joint working approach.
To apply please download and return the completed Application Form and return by midnight on the closing date to firstname.lastname@example.org