Support Worker - Young People

Employer
Prospectus
Location
Greenwich
Salary
Up to £11.20 per hour
Closing date
22 Oct 2019
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Our client is a London based charity aiming to prevent homelessness. They work closely with vulnerable and socially excluded people to help transform their lives. They are currently looking to recruit a Support Worker to support and assess the needs of service users is an accommodation based service that supports young people ages from 16 - 21. The position is offered on a full-time, temporary basis, initially for 3 months with a possibility of extension.

As a Support Worker, you will carry a caseload, providing vulnerable and young homeless service users with a history of rough sleeping, with an effective and high quality support service within a hostel context. Providing tailored support to a caseload of clients, you will be conducting key working sessions to ensure they are receiving the support they require to assist them in achieving a life away from the streets. With many presenting with multiple and complex needs, you will work collaboratively with colleagues and external agencies to ensure a wrap-around service that is effective and enables services users to achieve their goals and aspirations.

To be successful, you must have demonstrable experience of key working a caseload of homeless young presenting with complex needs, conducting risk assessments, support plans and have a working knowledge of safeguarding. You must also have demonstrable experience of working with clients with substance misuse, mental health and/or homeless-related needs, or a combination of these client groups.Candidates must also have a good level of computer literacy and numeracy.

The successful candidates will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rota covering early and late shifts (covering from 9 am - 5.30 pm or 10 am - 6:30 pm).

To be considered, you must be available immediately and be in possession of a fully enhanced DBS check (Adults and Children) that is registered to the online update service.

To apply please upload a CV in Word format; a covering letter is not required at this stage.

We believe our clients change the world for individuals, communities and society. For over 60 years Prospectus has been working across the UK and internationally to connect talented people with beyond profit organisations.

 

Contact Us
  • 20/22 Stukeley Street
  • London
  • WC2B5LR
  • GB
  • (020) 7691 1925
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