Are you passionate about supporting and transforming the lives of people who are experiencing homelessness?
About the role
As a Support Worker (known internally as a Project Worker), you will provide high-quality support, care and advice to clients that focuses on their strengths and goals, and is delivered in a way that suits them. You will work with clients to identify their personal aims and ambitions, and assist in developing plans to achieve them.
We are recruiting to Support Workers in two of our services in Lewisham Assessment and Recovery Centre (LARC).
The Lewisham Assessment and Recovery Centre is a service that covers a 43 bed 24 hour assessment centre and an 8 bed semi-independent project, both situated close to New Cross Station in the London Borough of Lewisham.
Generally clients will stay for three to six months in the assessment centre and are given intensive, personalised support by their Support Worker and staff. The focus is on recovery and enabling clients to have the skills to manage as independently as possible. During their stay at the Assessment Centre, Support Workers will work with clients to support them with their goals, to link in with other statutory services and assess their accommodation needs to be placed within the Lewisham Vulnerable Adults pathway.
What we’re looking for
To succeed in these highly rewarding roles you will:
- Have an understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people – you may have had personal experience of homelessness yourself
- Have experience of helping vulnerable people to identify personal goals and supporting them through a process of change
- Have a sound understanding of the support needs of people with low incomes, including rent payments/arrears and professional boundary issues
- Be committed to our Recovery Ethos
However, above all we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives.
If you believe that you have what we are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity that makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, and you are ready to apply now please click the apply button.
Please note, due to the needs of our services, Support Workers are required to work a shift rota, so flexibility is required. This will include some weekends and bank holidays.
What we offer
- Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.
- Pay and Other Benefits
St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website.
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am on 08 June 2022
Interview and assessments on: 15 June 2022
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.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.