Hackney, Greater London

£25,202 - £28,908 per year

Permanent, 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

North London Women’s Hostel is a 24 hour temporary accommodation project which provides support to 31 homeless women with complex multiple needs; including substance addiction and mental health who may be survivors of domestic abuse, GM and /or forced marriage and sexual exploitation.

The core elements of the hostel include a client-centred recovery based approach tailored to the needs of the individual woman which is gender specific. Staff promote engagement with internal and external services with the purpose of enabling women to be independent and make positive choices in their lives.

We are look to recruit a Project Support Worker to support the smooth running of the hostel. The main responsibilities of this role is to carry out needs assessments, key work a caseload of clients using a strengths-based approach and provide them with support to maintain housing and develop independent living skills.

To be successful in this role you should have a good understanding of the needs of homeless people and the particular needs of this project’s clients. You will also be able to work in an empathic and boundaried way, with people who have experienced complex trauma.

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.

To view the job description and guidance on how to apply please view the documents at the top of the advert.

*For genuine occupational requirement reasons we are looking to appoint a female only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9).

Interview and assessment date: Tuesday 18 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.