Support Worker

Job Title:  Support Worker Ref:  SWES-1019Salary: Grade B £25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension Hours:   Full […]

Job Title:  Support Worker

Ref:  SWES-1019
Salary: Grade B £25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Across Enfield
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term (12 months)

Closing Date: Midnight 5th November 2019
Interviews:  TBC

We are recruiting a Support Worker for our outreach service in Enfield. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new service working towards reducing rough sleeping in Enfield.

You will work with clients in the London borough of Enfield supporting them to access accommodation, providing short term crisis intervention to help them maintain their accommodation and linking with employment training and education.  You will work alongside other agencies including the police, local council and health services.

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 CHAIN to record work to enable us to work consistently with clients and demonstrate our outcomes to funders.

As Support Worker you will have:

-The ability to provide a flexible and responsive service to meet the needs of rough sleepers.

-Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to work with rough sleepers.

-The confidence, enthusiasm and ability to manage a case load of complex clients.

-The skills to ensure health and safety requirements are followed and risk is managed to ensure the safety of all parties involved.

-The necessary I.T skills to collect, collate and interpret information and statistics on our clients 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.

 At Thames Reach we are driven and 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.

As well as a great working environment we also offer:

-6.5% employer pension contribution.

-Development opportunities.

-29 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

-Reimbursement of the cost of annual eye test

-Season ticket/cycle loan

-Flexible Working

-EAP services

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.

For further information on the post, please feel free to contact the Area Manager

Please download the application pack and return to

Application Form – Support Worker

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