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Page Personnel Public Sector & Not For profit
£35000 - £40000 per annum
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Single Homeless Project
Redbridge, Greater London
£20,572 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Trainee Support Worker - Redbridge Accommodation Services

Team- Green Lane, Jason Lee House, Well House

No. of Vacancies- 3

Are you seeking an opportunity to develop or start a career in the third sector; working in a role where you can play a part in supporting people to lead a fulfilling life? Then this could be the post for you.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to join SHP as a Trainee Support Worker working within our supported Accommodation service, in the borough of Redbridge (Ilford, Essex).

SHP (Single Homeless Project) is one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities and a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London - from supporting people in crisis, to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

Our Redbridge Accommodation Services consists of three hostels specialising in supporting people with a history of rough sleeping and homelessness.  These services provide temporary and longer term accommodation for people who may have complex needs or associated difficulties relating to mental health, substance and alcohol use and trauma.

You will be working in a varied and rewarding role, within a committed and supportive team that works with clients to develop their independent living skills and promotes social inclusion in the community. We will provide you with a structured training programme, on the job training and the support to develop your own learning and practice through team work. 

Through the implementation of our Recovery Programme and psychologically informed approach you will also learn how to:

  • Support and prepare clients for move on to accommodation appropriate for their support needs.
  • Encourage social inclusion by supporting service users to build and develop confidence and life skills.

Additionally, you will provide support to enable clients to achieve the objectives they jointly created in their support and action plans.  The support will also include supporting clients with routine tasks that help them to achieve their goals; relating to training, education or employment and independent living skills.

We are seeking motivated, committed and creative individuals with strong interpersonal communication skills.  You will be selected for your attitude and aptitude and our recruitment processes will enable you to evidence your transferable skills.

As a Trainee Support Worker you will be working a shift rota, which will involve working early, late and sleep-in shifts, including some weekends.

If you think you have what it takes then we would love to hear from you!

This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant. 

Deadline for applications:  27th October 2019 (at midnight)

Interviews to be held: 4th November 2019

Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 28 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
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Posted on: 08 October 2019
Closing date: 27 October 2019
Job ref: SHP819
Tags: Support Worker,Social Work
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