Support Worker

Job Title: Support Worker Ref:  SWIPSA-0819 Salary: Grade B £25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension Hours:   Full […]

Job Title: Support Worker

Ref:  SWIPSA-0819 
Salary: Grade B £25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week
Location: Across Lambeth 
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term (6 months)

Closing Date: Midnight 27th August 2019
Interviews:  TBC

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

Are you highly motivated and looking for a challenge?

At Thames Reach we are committed to helping vulnerable and homeless people to lead fulfilling lives, build supportive relationships and live in decent homes.

Our vision and aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people and ultimately to end street homelessness.

We are currently looking for a Support Worker to work as part of an exciting new service that works with acute mental health hospital wards in Lambeth.

This is great opportunity to participate in a 6 month pilot, help to set up new service, work alongside peer supporters and volunteers and make positive change to people who need it the most.   You will work predominately Monday to Friday 9am- 5pm and your work will include:

-Enhancing people’s experience of being on the ward by, building rapport, increasing motivation, removing barriers whilst empowering individuals to recover and stay well, whilst making their own choices.

-Increasing opportunities for our clients by expanding their social networks.

-Working alongside clinical and social care colleagues and other strategic partners. Co – creating personalised support packages for people as they prepare to leave the ward.

-Working alongside volunteers and peer supporters as well as having oversight of their work on the ward.

-Working in 2 mental health acute wards in Lambeth, supporting people with social interaction and escorted leave of the words.

-To keep contact with people for a six week period after discharge, to maintain stability as they transition into the community.

– You will be highly motivated, committed well organised. You will need to be able to work under your own initiative and have strong communication skills enabling you to engage with clients that have complex needs.

The successful candidate will work within the Integrated Personalised Support Alliance (IPSA). An innovative programme where Thames Reach, Certitude, the South London and Maudsley (SLaM) NHS Trust and Lambeth Council work together to improve outcomes for people with mental health issues. This way of working will give you an opportunity to learn more about mental health system, diagnosis, barriers that clients experience and be instrumental in supporting people on the way to recovery.                             

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.

As well as a great working environment we also :

Support you to develop your knowledge and skills and advance in your career.

Offer a generous contributory pension scheme, tuition aid and a wide range of training courses and opportunities.

Give you 29 days holiday and 8 paid bank holidays.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Agnes Jancauskaite  07966 381835

Please download the application pack and return to

Application Form – Support Worker

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