Sutton, Greater London

£30,708 - £33,952 per year

Contract, Full-time

About the organisation

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Job Description

Sutton Vulnerable Adults - Team Leader (Semi-independent supported accommodation)

Contact length: 12 month fixed term contract

£30,708- £33,952 P.A

37.5 hours per week

The Sutton Vulnerable Adults Pathway is a large interlinked service offering accommodation and floating support services operated in Sutton by St Mungo’s. The service is commissioned by the London Borough of Sutton. Our aim is to deliver a recovery focused service that provides a place of safety, appropriate housing and support for all clients to help alleviate and prevent homelessness in Sutton.

We have a variety of flexible accommodation services and floating support, which means we can adapt our service to meet the needs of a broad range of people.

This includes:

  • A 24 hour assessment hub

  • An intensive Housing First service

  • A flexible semi-independent service

  • A floating support service offering preventative and resettlement support

We are looking to recruit a Team Leader to support the smooth running of the service. Reporting to the Service Manager, you will be responsible for leading a team of Housing Support Workers to provide a recovery-focused journey for individuals with a broad range of support needs. Working across 31 sites, providing a point of consistency for service users from referral to move-on. The team leader will ensure that staff have the training and tools to work peripatetically hubs and satellite supported housing services.

The Team Leader will be responsible for developing positive relationships with community partners, to promote multi-agency working in order to provide comprehensive support to individuals within the Sutton Vulnerable Adults pathway.  The team leader is required to manage positive working relationships with all stakeholders to ensure clients with multiple and complex needs can access appropriate accommodation and support. 

We are looking for someone with experience of working in a similar environment who is able to effectively line manage staff and volunteers. A good working knowledge of substances and supporting clients within the Substance Misuse Recovery Model is essential, including an understanding of the challenges that clients can experience when transitioning to abstinence or controlled use and developing a life away from drugs/alcohol.

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 find out more and apply please visit 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, 19 August 2019
Interview and assessments on: TBC

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.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) applicants, as they are under-represented within St Mungo’s at mid-management level.