Our client is a London based charity whose aim is prevent homelessness. They work closely with vulnerable and socially excluded people to help transform their lives. They are currently looking to recruit a Support Assistant to support homeless service users to work towards developing confidence to undertake the skills they need to live independently or within a lower support service. This position is offered on a full -time temporary basis, initially for one - two months.
As a Support Assistant, you will be working alongside Support Workers to provide vulnerable homeless service users with effective, high quality support services within a residential context. In this position, you will undertake a range of activities with clients which assist in the implementation of a current support plan and focuses on developing the client's confidence and skills they need to live independently. You will also be supporting the team in carrying out housing management functions including health and safety checks, repair and maintenance checks, supporting clients, and carrying out void inspections.
To be successful, you must have experience of supporting (either on a paid or voluntary basis) adults presenting with complex needs, conducting risk assessments and a knowledge of safeguarding. You must also have some experience of working with offenders or clients with substance misuse, mental health 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 8 am - 4 pm or 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm). Cover is required for 1 months initially, with a possibility of extension.
To be considered, you must be available immediately and be in possession of a fully enhanced DBS check that is registered to the online update service.