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Islington, Greater London (On-site)
£25,493 per annum
Job description

The vacancy

Here at Peabody, we have an opportunity for a Support Worker within our Mental Health Service, on a permanent basis, in Islington, Southwood Smith Street.

In this service we focus our support on people who are experiencing multiple disadvantages or have had traumatic experiences. Many of them have experienced homelessness, substance misuse, involvement with the criminal justice system and mental ill health.

Our Southwood Smith Scheme has 10 beds and 5, 2 bedroom self-contained flats, just off Upper Street with its busy shops and restaurants. It is close to Angel, Essex Road and Highbury and Islington stations.

The scheme offers 24 hour high-level support (for example when our customers are coming out of hospital or forensic services).

Our customers in this scheme are supported to manage their tenancies and with the goal of becoming independent. 

What we’re looking for:

  • Do you have experience and/or knowledge of (best practice) in supporting a mental health client group or vulnerable adults?
  • Do you understand what level of support is required or what it should look like?
  • Could you assist customers to manage their tenancy/accommodation and promote their recovery and independence?
  • Do you have the right values and empathy to work with our customers?
  • Do you have great IT (Microsoft) and communication skills?

If so, this role is perfect for you!

A bit about the role:

As a Support Worker (Mental Health Supported Housing, Islington), you will be working with a team of highly motivated compassionate, and dedicated colleagues supporting a caseload of vulnerable customers.

You will deliver high quality and effective support service, which promotes the independence, wellbeing, and inclusion of our customers.

Some of the key results for the role include: 

  • Carrying out needs and risk assessment, complete support plans, provide support along with carrying out regular review.
  • Supporting customers to sustain their tenancy, identify and move onto housing which best meets their needs.
  • Liaising promptly with colleagues, partner agencies and other stakeholders regarding safeguarding, welfare, and risk concerns.
  • Being proactive in researching and promoting local resources to customers, working with internal and external services.

Relevant experience would be an advantage, as would an understanding of safeguarding and knowledge of the benefits system along with a relevant qualification in the field of Mental Health or Adult Support.

This role will require an Enhanced DBS check.

Closing Date: 15 March 2024 

Interviews will take place between week commencing the 18 and 25 March. 

A bit about us: 

It started over 160 years ago with one man’s desire to improve the lives of poverty-stricken Londoners. Today, we have 107,000 homes and 220,000 residents across London and the Home Counties and around 20,000 care and support customers. But the desire remains the same – to create homes and communities where people can flourish. 

Here are just a few of the benefits for working at Peabody:

  • Up to 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
  • Flexible benefits scheme, including options for Healthcare, Dental care, Critical illness cover, vouchers, technology scheme and access to a discount portal.
  • 4 x Life Assurance
  • Competitive salaries that are benchmarked regularly against current market rates  
  • Professional development by access to "paid for" apprenticeship programs and qualifications
  • Two additional paid volunteering days each year  
  • Family friendly policies
  • Up to 10% pension contribution matched 1:1

So, if you want to make a positive difference to the lives of our customers, here’s your chance.

Are you ready to apply? 

To be considered for the position of Support Worker (Mental Health Supported Housing, Islington), please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button and submit both your CV and a bit about why we should consider you for the role.  

PLEASE NOTE: As an employer, Peabody does not provide sponsorship as a licenced UK employer.

Contract type Permanent

Weekly hours 37.5 hours per week, shifts 7.5 hours per day. between 8AM to 10PM including weekends and bank holidays

Posted on: 01 March 2024
Closing date: 15 March 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Advice, Information,Social Care/Development,Support Worker,Social Work