Support Worker (Hostels)
Job Title: Support Worker Service: Robertson Street Hostel Ref: SWRS-0218 Salary: Grade B £24,135 – £25,437 per annum incl. ILW […]
Job Title: Support Worker
Service: Robertson Street Hostel
Salary: Grade B £24,135 – £25,437 per annum incl. ILW and 6.5% non contributory pension
Location: Robertson street
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 26/02/2018
Interview Date: 07/03/2018
Do you want to end homelessness and make a difference to people’s lives?
Are you highly motivated, empathetic and looking for a challenge?
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.
We are currently recruiting for a Support Worker for our accommodation service in Lambeth.
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 residents who have complex needs.
You will assist our senior staff to manage the hostel, support residents to move on to independent and longer term accommodation, access and engage with services and liaise with professionals and community services.
Your excellent communication and creative problem solving skills will enable you to create options for people where these may be hard to find.
You will work within a team, be confident in creating and working through action plans, have strong time management skills and to be strongly outcome focused.
Your work will be based in a hostel, where you will be expected to be flexible as you will be needed to cover a variety of shifts during the week and the weekend.
As Support Worker you will have:
• The ability to provide a flexible and responsive service to meet the needs of hostel residents.
• 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 working with service users.
• The confidence, enthusiasm and ability to manage a case load of complex service users.
• The ability to work within a team and to ensure health and safety requirements are followed.
• Excellent I.T. skills
• A desire to develop your knowledge and skills.
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.
To apply please download and return the completed Application Form and return by midnight on the closing date to firstname.lastname@example.org