Support Worker - Modern Slavery Response (Outreach Advocate) HEST83497

Location
SE1 1LB, London (Greater)
Salary
£24,408 rising to £25,104 per annum after 1 year
Posted
13 Jun 2019
Closes
11 Jul 2019
Ref
HEST83497
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you have experience supporting vulnerable adults? Interested in being part of the wider modern slavery conversation?

Our client is a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. With their 50th anniversary approaching it is an exciting time to join them!

They are the largest provider of accommodation and outreach support to those who experienced Modern Slavery in London, supporting people across all London Boroughs. Due to the Underground Lives report presented in the commons and wider media coverage and awareness, the need for their service has grown massively in the last 2 years. Because of this their team is growing too.

This is an amazing opportunity to be part of the ever-growing modern slavery conversation. You don’t need experience within modern slavery. They just want people who are passionate about supporting vulnerable adults, someone who can relate to the complexity of the situation of people in crisis and who is happy to travel across London.

If you have experience supporting people who are/have experienced mental health, homelessness, substance misuse or similar and want to be part of a service which continuously develops new and innovative projects and services, we want to hear from you! As one of their Outreach Advocates, you will genuinely help change people’s lives across London. This is a very autonomous role where you have the option to arrange your own day but with the knowledge you have a whole team to support you at any point. Our client offers a culture of learning and development, with access to an extensive range of learning and development opportunities as well as genuine career progression.

They welcome applications from candidates with lived experience and are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Person specification:

  • Experience or knowledge of providing advice and support to vulnerable clients, including crisis management and risk assessment.
  • Awareness of the impact of crime on victims, witnesses, and the wider community.
  • Comfortable using computerised systems and databases to accurately record information.
  • Experience of using MS Office
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.

In return they offer a competitive salary, a supportive working environment and a host of benefits including pension, employee discounts, 25 days holiday per annum (for full-time positions) plus the option to buy an additional 3 weeks, cycle to work scheme and season ticket loan.

Hours: 39 hours per week. Unfortunately, due to increasing workload they are unable to consider request for part-time or job share positions.

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday, on call for 1 week approximately once a year

Closing date: 10 July 2019, as we will interview as and when, this date may be brought forward therefore please don’t delay your application.

Our client supports adults and children in crisis across London and the surrounding regions. They campaign and advocate nationally on the issues that affect them. This includes victims of modern slavery, women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, young care leavers and older people. From giving someone a home, to helping them to get the right mental health support, they support people at the moment of crisis and enable them to build a life beyond crisis. They are supported by more than 460 volunteers who provide specialist skills such as art therapy yoga, IT, gardening, cooking as well as befriending and fundraising.

They are proud to be the home of UK SAYS NO MORE, bringing together a diverse coalition of individuals, charities, businesses and public-sector organisations to campaign for an end to the domestic abuse and sexual violence.

In everything they do, they seek to be: respectful, genuine, dedicated, collaborative and courageous and if these values resonate with you, please apply.

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