London

Up to £11.20 per hour

Temporary

HQ00175979

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Job Description

Our client is a London based charity aiming to prevent homelessness. They work closely with vulnerable and socially excluded people to help transform their lives. They are currently looking to recruit a Support Worker for one of their supported accommodation services in Wandsworth. This is a temporary assignment initially for 3-4 months.

As a Support Worker, you will provide 8 vulnerable male homeless service users with a history of rough sleeping, substance misuse and offending, with an effective and high quality support service within an accommodation-based context. Providing tailored support to a caseload of clients, you will be conducting key working sessions to ensure they are receiving the support they require to assist them in achieving a life away from the streets. With many presenting with multiple and complex needs, you will work collaboratively with colleagues and external agencies to ensure a wrap-around service that is effective and enables service users to achieve their goals and aspirations.

To be successful, you must have experience of key working a caseload of homeless adults presenting with complex needs, conducting risk assessments and support plans, and have a working knowledge of safeguarding. You must also have demonstrable experience of working with clients with substance misuse, mental health and/or homeless-related needs, or a combination of these client groups in a supported housing setting. Candidates must also have a good level of computer literacy and numeracy.

To be considered, you must be available immediately and be in possession of a fully enhanced DBS check that is registered to the online update service.