Bristol, City of Bristol

£21,589 - £25,295 per year

Permanent, Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

Our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

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Job Description

Various roles based in Bristol

£21,589 - £25,295 pa or pro rata

Full time (37.5 hours per week)

We currently have a number of Project/Support Worker opportunities in Bristol, either working on a fixed term contract from September 2019 – March 2020 based in St Anne’s at the Winter Homeless Shelter, or on a Permanent basis in Longhills working as part of the Complex Needs Team.

As a Project/Support Worker at the Homeless Shelter in St Anne’s, you will work in a 24 hour shelter, funded by the government for the second year running, the shelter will provide essential housing for up to 30 people for a 6 month period. You will be a key member of the team delivering a vital service for Bristol; to address the increased rough sleeping numbers on the streets. The service will provide safe shelter and an assessment process for clients to ensure we can support them to move away from the streets effectively and sustainably.

Working as a Project/Support Worker in Longhills, you will be joining the Complex Needs team, dedicated to providing clients with complex needs and/or mental health issues with a safe environment in which to build their confidence, promote opportunities for positive change and support their recovery journey and move on.

Working as a Project/Support Worker at either Longhills or St Anne’s, you will undertake key working activities such as referrals/interviews/booking in clients and housing management activities such as finances, resettlement and health and hygiene. You will also assist clients to develop and care for themselves, by providing advice and guidance on personal care and relevant life skills.

We are looking for people who have an excellent understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people – you may have had personal experience of homelessness yourself. You will have experience of helping vulnerable people to identify personal goals and supporting them through a process of change. You will also have a sound understanding of the support needs of people with low incomes, including rent payments/arrears and professional boundary issues. Good numeracy, I.T and written communication skills are also required. As are having knowledge and understanding of the statutory and voluntary services in Bristol.

Above all we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to rebuild their lives.

Flexibility is required, as you’ll be working a shift rota that includes evenings, weekends and public holidays.

In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development. Additionally, for your job role you will also receive an unsocial hour’s pay supplement.

If you believe that you have what we are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, we encourage you to apply.

Please ensure that you read the comprehensive job description and person specification for the role. When applying please address the person specification, clearly setting out how you meet the requirements for the role.

To view job descriptions on our vacancies page, please click on the document available tab above the relevant job advert.

To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s Careers page.

Closing Date: 10.00am, 10 September 2019

Interview and Assessments: 19 & 20 September 2019

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check, will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.