Support Worker

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

Job Title:  Support Worker

Ref:  SWGH-1019
Salary: Grade B £25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Across Hackney
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Permanent 

Closing Date: Midnight 4th November 2019
Interviews:  TBC

The Greenhouse provides healthcare, welfare support and housing advice for homeless people and people at risk of homelessness in Hackney.  Staff from Thames Reach, the local authority and the NHS work together under one roof, in a Single Homeless Hub.

This is an opportunity to join the team working to prevent homelessness and end rough sleeping in Hackney. You will have access to an extensive training programme allowing you to develop an expertise in homelessness legislation as well as excellent partnership working skills.

You will use your communication and problem solving skills to accurately assess clients and develop personal housing plans that will successfully prevent or relieve homelessness. You will work with partners and clients to put plans into action and help clients secure suitable housing as quickly as possible.

As a Support Worker at the Greenhouse you will need:

-Have a good understanding of homelessness legislation as well as knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act.

-Be able to quickly build rapport with clients and use motivational interviewing skills

-Have excellent communication skills and be able to work effectively with a range of services

-Enjoy working in a fast paced environment and be comfortable juggling multiple priorities

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 Gloria.Braimah@thamesreach.org.uk

Please download the application pack and return to recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

Application Form – Support Worker

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