Support Worker (Homelessness)
Prospectus are delighted to be partnering with a leading sheltered housing provider, striving to help homeless people build firm foundations by facilitating their independence and integration into society. They are now looking for an experienced and dedicated Support Worker, for one of their complex needs services based in Croydon.
As a Support Worker, you will support and empower service users to increase their life skills, self-management and confidence in order to successfully sustain independent living. You will support vulnerable service users with a range of complex needs to engage in meaningful activities that will promote independent living including healthy choices and living, opportunities available in education, employment and training and positive relationships. Offering a person-centred support service to a caseload of clients, you will enable customers to identify their existing strengths and skills in order for them to achieve their goals and aspirations. In addition, you will also work closely with local health services and specialist agencies to maximise services and opportunities available to your clients.
To be considered for this position, you will be able to demonstrate passion and motivation to support vulnerable young people on their path to independent living and have a good understanding of the causes and challenges of homelessness. Proven experience of successfully managing a caseload of service users with multiple and complex needs is essential as well as a strong knowledge of safeguarding, health and safety and confidentiality.
Please note that this role will be to work 37.5 hours a week (including some evenings and weekends)
Please initially apply with a Word format copy of your CV (successful candidates will then be asked to complete an application form).