Are you passionate about making a lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
About the role
We are looking for a recovery worker to join our team in Hounslow. As the successful candidate you will have a passion for 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.
The Hounslow LIFE service is a large multi-site service that currently has a staff team of 34 supporting 96 clients; covering specialism's such as Homelessness, Substance Use and Mental Health.
In the role of Recovery Worker, you will be supporting our clients on their road to recovery; aiding clients to gain necessary skills to move on from our services and into suitable accommodation. You will also work with 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.
Please note, due to the needs of our services, there is a requirement to work a shift rota, so flexibility is required. This will include some weekends and bank holidays.
Who we’re looking for
To succeed in this highly rewarding role you would benefit if you:
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.
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 8 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, South West, 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%.
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.
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 Wednesday 17 March 2021
Interview and assessments on: 31 March and 1 April 2021
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced/standard 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.