Support Worker

Job Title: Support Worker Ref:  SWHFC-1019 Salary: Grade B £24,262 – £25,353 incl OLW & 6.5% employer contributory pension Hours:   Full […]

Job Title: Support Worker

Ref:  SWHFC-1019 
Salary: Grade B £24,262 – £25,353 incl OLW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Across Croydon 
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Permanent 

Closing Date: Midnight 20th October 2019
Interviews:  TBC

Do you want to end homelessness and make a difference to people’s lives?

Are you highly motivated and looking for a challenge?

At Thames Reach we are committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people 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 delivering services to vulnerable people.

Housing First is an exciting new project, which supports some of the most complex and long term rough sleepers in Croydon into their own, independent accommodation, and builds a unique support package around each individual. Working in partnership with Croydon Council and other agencies, as a Support Worker, you will play a central role in supporting individuals to live independent, and fulfilling lives, and motivating them to reach their full potential.

We are currently recruiting for a Support Worker to join our innovative and exciting new service.

As a Support Worker you will:

-Build and maintain positive, trusting relationships with individuals that have a history of rough sleeping or insecure housing

-Support individuals to move into their own, independent accommodation, and to make it a home. You will work closely with landlords and housing providers to help individuals to understand and sustain their tenancies

-Work in partnership with key agencies, supporting individuals to access support services, community resources, and to feel a part of their local community

-Empower individuals take an active role in developing their own personalised support plans, and motivating them to achieve their goals and aspirations

-Develop a detailed understanding of the Housing First model – this is a great opportunity to gain an in-depth knowledge of this innovative and exciting new model of housing which is currently growing in popularity in the UK.

As well as a great working environment we also :

-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 an informal discussion about this post please contact Gemma Rogers on gemma.rogers@thamesreach.org.uk

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

Application Form – Support Worker

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