Support Worker- Tackling Multiple Disadvantage
Job Title: Support Worker – Tackling Multiple Disadvantage
Service: Tackling Multiple Disadvantage
Salary: £24,135-£25,437 per annum incl ILW and 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Employment Academy
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract (until December 2019)
Closing Date: 9th August 2018
Interview Date: TBC
Thames Reach’s Tackling Multiple Disadvantage (TMD) project is a partnership with Crisis, St Mungo’s and Mind in the City, Hackney & Waltham Forest. TMD is a Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund funded project supporting people with complex and multiple needs into employment across North, East and West London.
The post-holder will:
• Build a rapport with homeless people, assessing their needs and developing an action plan with them
• Support people to take part in activities to improve their confidence and motivation
• Develop links with the agencies working with homeless people, particular gatekeepers, providers of accommodation for homeless people and outreach services
• Support people into education, training and volunteering
• Support people to address barriers preventing them moving into education, volunteering and employment
• Refer people to the Job Broker when they are ready to start looking for employment
The successful applicant will be part of Thames Reach’s Employment team. They will continue the project’s work in Greenwich and Brent and expand the project into other North, East and West London boroughs. Thames Reach recognises that education, training and employment are key factors in supporting homeless people back to independent living. We are looking to recruit someone who is enthusiastic and eager to support homeless people towards greater independence.
As a Thames Reach employee you will be well supported. As well as regular supervision from your line manager and support from the wider Employment & Skills team, you will be able to access a wide range of training and internal job opportunities to develop your skills and career.
It is not a requirement that you have previous experience of working in an employability role. We would be glad to receive your applications from Support Workers with transferrable skills relevant to this role.
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 and to talk about this post, please contact Chris Deacon on 07436 560278.