We are delighted to be working with a charity, which supports homeless people and those facing housing crisis, helping to rebuild their lives, offering advice shelter, food and lasting solutions.
Since the first national lockdown in 2020, the charity has been working with Kingston Council to accommodate rough sleepers in emergency hotel accommodation. In October 2020, Kingston Council secured a number of properties in the borough for those accommodated in hotels to move into. The charity is commissioned to provide ongoing support to the individuals in these properties to try to ensure no one returns to the streets after the pandemic.
RESIDENT SUPPORT WORKER
Hours: 36 hours a week, full time from Monday to Friday.
Duration: Full fixed term contract starting April 2021 to the end of June 2021 (probable extension to March 2022 depending on funding)
Location: Various temporary accommodation locations and main office in Kingston borough.
Salary: £27,701 pro rata
We are looking for an enthusiastic, confident person to join the Resident Support Team. The Resident Support Worker will provide high quality support, delivered in a strength based, person centred way. You will help individuals to identify their goals, interests and ambitions. You will complete and regularly review support plans with each person on your caseload, focussing on what the charity can do to help them achieve their goals.
Reporting to the Resident Support Coordinator, you will need to be efficient, well organised, flexible and able to respond quickly to unexpected developments.
- Experience of working or volunteering with rough sleepers and/or vulnerable people
- An understanding of the causes of homelessness and the pathways out of homelessness
- An understanding of mental health and addiction issues
- Ability to deal appropriately with challenging behaviour
- Strong organisational skills
- Excellent networking, interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to maintain clear and accurate records with competent IT skills
- Flexibility to respond to a changing environment
- An understanding of and commitment to confidentiality and professional boundaries
- An understanding of COVID-19 "stay safe" regulations
- Possess a demonstrable commitment to Equal Opportunities
Please note we are looking to move quickly with this opportunity so please apply by sending a tailored CV in Word format ASAP to avoid disappointment.
Appointment to this position is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure via the Criminal Records Bureau and satisfactory references.
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