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Support Worker

  • Location

    Kensington

  • Sector:

    Charity & Not For Profit

  • Job type:

    Full-time Flexible

  • Salary:

    £19,125 - £22,500 per annum

  • Job ref:

    91314

  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    n/a

  • Expiry date:

    2020-02-09

  • Startdate:

    2020-01-14 00:00:00

  • Client:

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Support Worker

You will join us as a Support Worker to support young women from diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds to develop their life skills, with the aim of making a successful transition to more permanent, independent housing.

Support Worker Responsibilities:

Working as part of a small team, based within the young women’s accommodation, you will offer support on a one-to-one and group basis, at all times promoting their safety, self-efficacy and wellbeing. You will also be an integral part of the on-going development of the service as a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE).

Support Worker Requirements:

You should be capable of working with young women, in vulnerable circumstances, in a calm and understanding way. You will strive to foster the young women’s strengths, to address challenges in their lives, and to effect positive change. You will be a highly proactive individual, with a strong ability to foster relationships with a range of stakeholders, underpinned by an in-depth understanding of issues relevant to the housing and homelessness sector. It is desirable that you have previous experience of working with young women who have experienced or been at risk of homelessness, including young mothers, those who have multiple and / or complex needs, and those with experiences of trauma. Candidates may be able to evidence their suitability for the role based on their life experiences, wider employment experience, transferrable knowledge and skills.

About Salvation Army Housing Association:

Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, with flexibility and real potential for growth?

The Salvation Army Housing Association (saha) is an organisation that provides a range of housing and varied support services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people in achieving their full potential. We currently have a vacancy at Dashwood House.

Location: Notting Hill, London

Job type: Full Time, Permanent, 37.5 hours per week, including evenings, weekends, sleep-ins, and some bank holidays

Salary: £19,125 - £22,500 per annum (depending on experience)

Benefits: 26 days’ annual holiday rising a day a year for the first 5 years + bank holidays, Life Assurance, Pension scheme and an Employee Health Assistance Programme. Professional development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.

Closing date: 03 February, 2020. Please note that this vacancy may be closed earlier depending on the number of successful candidates.

Interview dates: 12 & 13 February 2020

You may have experience of the following: working with vulnerable client groups, working with young women, housing, homelessness, complex needs, supporting people to change their lives, Support Worker, Care Worker, Care Assistant, Social Care, Healthcare Assistant, Healthcare Worker, Mental Health, Vulnerable People, Care Worker, Care Staff, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, NFP, Not for Profit etc.

The Salvation Army Housing Association (saha) is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

Ref: 91314