Aim of the role: To support and empower our customers to increase their life skills
Contract: Fixed Term Contract until March 2022
Hours: 37.5 per week. Working on shift, which includes; mornings, evenings and weekends. Shift rota is a rolling rota over six weeks and staff are expected to work a four day and six day week, staff receive every other weekend off.
As part of your employment package with us, we offer:
- a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme,
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years
- option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave
- a health cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits
- occupational sick pay
- contributory group pension scheme
- free life assurance
- cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
About the Role
The service is a mental health specialist provision, spread over three sites. We provide daily activities and workshops to support the customers in developing the necessary skills for independent living and healthy emotional wellbeing.
The aim of the role is to support and empower our customers to increase their life skills, self-management and confidence to successfully sustain independent living.
You will be part of a dedicated and supportive team, and so will need to demonstrate a positive and inclusive approach.
You will work alongside Support Worker colleagues to assess customer needs and risks and ensure our customers can thrive and achieve their potential.
You must have a compassionate approach to supporting individuals and be able to think creatively. Experience working in a mental health or supporting housing provision is desirable but not essential.
As well as having an interest in supporting vulnerable people to achieve independent living, you must have a clear understanding of why people become homeless, and the needs and challenges they face.
You must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel applications.
About Evolve Housing + Support
Evolve is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year.
We believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help break the cycle of homelessness and help them move forward with their lives.
We offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. We work with young parents and children at risk of exclusion to build the skills and resilience that can help prevent homelessness. We campaign to end street homelessness. We build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.
Our mission is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness reach their potential, and move on to live happy, fulfilled lives.
Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.
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