Senior Support Worker x 2 / Independent Living Support Worker

Croydon (City/Town), London (Greater)
£24,720.00 per annum
11 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Support Worker x 2 / Independent Living Support Worker
Location: Central Croydon
Salary: £24,720.00 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 37.5 per week (shifts - 5 over 7 day rota, including early mornings, evenings and weekends) 
Closing date: 29th September 
Our client are a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year. Their mission is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness reach their potential, and move on to live happy, fulfilled lives. They believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help break the cycle of homelessness and help them move forward with their lives. They offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. They campaign to end street homelessness. They build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.
As a Senior Support Worker you will support their customers to reach their potential and improve their quality of life through aspirational goal setting. You will engage with and empower them to Identify their strengths, plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate action. Also encouraging them to take part in activities and opportunities that generate aspiration and confidence. You will act as the link between the people they work with and a range of local authority and community and voluntary sector providers.
As well as having experience of supporting vulnerable people to achieve independent living, you must have a clear understanding of why people become homeless, and the needs and challenges they face. You will be required to take on a caseload of customers, with responsibility for key working, co-ordinating support packages and proactively ensuring all required tasks and activities are completed.
You will provide coaching and guidance to your colleagues and form part of a dedicated and supportive team. You must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel applications. 
As part of your employment package with them, they offer:
A competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme, 
25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days
Annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years
Option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave
A health cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other
Wellbeing benefits
Occupational sick pay
Contributory group pension scheme
Free life assurance
Cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans
Our clients are an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.
Typical shift pattern:
Early - 7am - 3pm (Two weeks earlies)
Late - 2pm - 10pm (Two weeks late)
Weekends shift pattern – One weekend on and one weekend off.
(may be subject to some variation dependent on the needs of specific services)