Thames Reach
Deptford, Greater London
£25,833 – £26,772 incl ILW & 6.5% employer contributory pension
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Fixed Term (3 months) until March 2020

Closing Date: 9th December 2019
Interviews:  TBC

We are recruiting four Night Support Workers for our Winter Night Shelter in Lewisham. This is an exciting opportunity to join a pilot service working towards reducing rough sleeping.

At Thames Reach we are driven and committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people.

You will work waking night shifts with some day shifts on a 7 day rota, alongside other agencies such as the London Borough of Lewisham, local charities and other Thames Reach teams. The winter night shelter is being set-up in response to a local need to intensively work with complex rough sleepers in the borough to access and sustain secure accommodation.

Your excellent communication and creative problem solving skills will enable you to create options for people where these may be hard to find. There will be an expectation to work autonomously as well as within a team, to be confident in creating and working through action plans, have strong time management skills and to be strongly outcome focused. You will use inform to record work to enable us to work consistently with clients and demonstrate our outcomes to funders.

As Support Worker you will have:

  • The ability to provide a flexible and responsive service to meet the needs of rough sleepers.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and commitment to work with rough sleepers.
  • The skills to ensure health and safety requirements are followed and risk is managed to ensure the safety of all parties involved.
  • The necessary I.T skills to keep accurate records of your work
  • Confidence in working with outside agencies to ensure the best outcome for clients.

At Thames Reach we are driven and committed to helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. Our vision is to end street homelessness and our aim is to achieve the highest standards and effectiveness in service delivery to vulnerable people.

As well as a great working environment we also offer:

  • 6.5% employer pension contribution
  • Development opportunities
  • 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Reimbursement of the cost of annual eye test
  • Season ticket/cycle loan
  • Flexible Working
  • EAP services.

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect, and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

For more information and to apply please visit our website.

Posted on: 13 November 2019
Closed date: 09 December 2019
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work