Greater London (On-site)
£24,582 - £28,457 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about making a lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?


About the role

The Hounslow LIFE service is a large multi-site service that currently has a staff team of 32 supporting 86 clients; covering specialism's such as Homelessness, Substance Use and Mental Health.


In the role of Recovery Worker, you will be supporting some of the most socially excluded individuals in the borough and ensuring that they have access to the same opportunities as everyone else, within the wider community. You will work with a person centred approach to support clients on their road to recovery; aiding clients to gain necessary skills to move on from our services and into suitable accommodation. You will oversee a case load of clients, aiding them to gain necessary skills to maintain independence in the community. The role is focussed on supporting residents around their strengths and aspiration's for the future.


You will work a weekly shift rota that includes some weekends and bank holidays.


About you

We are looking for inspirational individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives, as well as:

  • An understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people – you may have had personal experience of homelessness yourself.
  • Experience of helping vulnerable people to identify personal goals and supporting them through a process of change.
  • A sound understanding of the support needs of people with low incomes, including rent payments/arrears and professional boundary issues.
  • The ability to work with a person centred approach and be committed to our Recovery Ethos.


What we offer


Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities

  • We hold Investors in People Gold accreditation – one of just 3% of Housing Associations to achieve this. 82% of staff who took part in the survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
  • We are committed to developing all of our staff via routes such as secondments, transfers and promotion. In 2019 35% of our vacancies were filled by internal promotions.


A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place

  • 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 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves.


Pay and Other Benefits

  • For this role staff can claim an additional 20% pay premium for hours worked between 8pm and 8am Monday to Friday, and all hours worked on Saturday and Sunday. 
  • 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 – 2020 we supported 32,800 people across all of our services. 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 15/07/2022

Interview and assessments on: 25/07/2022


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.

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Refreshed on: 07 July 2022
Closed date: 15 July 2022 at 10:00
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker