Support Worker x2

Job Title:  Support Worker x2 Ref:  SWLWC-0220Salary: Grade B £25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee […]

Job Title:  Support Worker x2

Ref:  SWLWC-0220
Salary: Grade B £25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer & 1.5% employee contributory pension
Hours:   Full time 37.5 per week 
Location:  Lambeth
Number of posts: 2
Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Midnight 18th February 2020
Interviews:  TBC

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

The Living Well Network Alliance is a unique partnership between health, adult social care and voluntary sector support agencies delivering innovative mental health services for adults across Lambeth. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our Lambeth Living Well Centre (LWC) a service which is part of the innovative reshaping of mental health services in Lambeth.

The front door to mental health support in Lambeth, Living Well Centres are busy, fast paced environments offering a brief interventions or longer term support as needed. 

Our support workers play a crucial role in the success of these services, working as part of a multi-disciplinary team with community psychiatric nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, peer mentors and consultants.

In this role you will manage a caseload of people with mental health needs, focusing on resolving practical issues and improving their wellbeing and social integration.

To join us you will need:

-Knowledge of the needs and hopes of vulnerable people – particularly those with mental health issues and complex needs.

-A high level of motivation

-Great communication and negotiation skills.

-An organised approach to your work

-An understanding of the issues facing vulnerable people and the services they require to address these.

-An ability to work quickly and build relationships in a short period of time.

-Ability to work in partnership with external agencies and health & social care professionals.

-A good understanding of social support needs including the difficulties of social exclusion and housing issues.

 As well as a great working environment we also offer:

-6.5% employer & 1.5% employee 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.

You will be expected to travel across the borough in order to meet the needs of our clients. The team is currently based in offices in Brixton and Streatham

Please contact ola.are@slam.nhs.uk or jason.alvares@slam.nhs.uk for further information regarding the post.

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

Application Form – Support Worker

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