Lambeth Assessment Centre is a short stay assessment centre for people experiencing homelessness. Clients spend a target period of 28 days in the service before being allocated accommodation within Lambeth's wider Vulnerable Adults Pathway – the environment is fast-paced, busy and dynamic.
We’re looking to recruit 2 dynamic Project Support Workers who can inspire hope and bring about real and lasting change in our clients’ lives. The successful candidate will be joining a team dedicated to providing clients with a safe environment in which to build their confidence; promoting opportunities for positive change and supporting their recovery journey.
To be successful in this role you should have a sound understanding of the issues faced by homeless people; You will display a non-judgemental approach at all time and be able to ‘plug in’ clients to other essential support services (e.g. GP, DWP etc) at a rapid rate. In order to be able to establish an effective working relationship with clients, you should also possess good interpersonal and listening skills and be able to build and maintain positive working relationships with partner agencies; Strong written skills are essential in order to carry assessments and create risk management plans for all clients who enter the service.
Flexibility is required, as you’ll be working a shift rota that includes weekends and public holidays.
In return we offer a range of benefits including highly competitive pay, a pension scheme, staff discount schemes and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. Your career development is of paramount importance to us and we will provide you with a wide range of learning and development opportunities to support your growth. You will receive a comprehensive induction to connect you with St Mungo’s and your role, and will have access to high quality in-house training covering all aspects of working with our clients along with other core skills. We also offer an internal mentoring scheme, career development workshops and a wide range of additional ‘bite-sized’ and easy access learning opportunities.
Closing date: 10am, Monday 17 June
Interview and assessments on: w/c 24 June
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.
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.