Aim of the role: To support and empower our customers to increase their life skills
Hours: 37.5 per week. Working on shift which is 5 days a week over a 7-day rota, including early mornings, evenings and weekends. (One weekend on and one 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
Based in West Croydon, this service supports 44-year-old young people from 16-22 years of age, to gain life skills and be able to live independently.
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. This is achieved through the provision of individualized support, tailored to the specific needs of the homeless adults and young people who use our services.
As well as having experience of 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 will be required to take on a caseload of customers, with responsibility for key working, coordinating support packages and proactively ensuring all required tasks and activities are completed.
You will be part of a dedicated and supportive team, and so will need to demonstrate a positive and inclusive approach. You must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
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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