Location: Newham, London
Salary: Up to £11.20 per hour
Posted: 11 months ago
Contract Type: Any
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Support Worker - Mental Health / Rough Sleeping / Homelessness

Job Description

Our client is a looking for a support worker who has an experience within homelessness, rough sleeping, mental health and challenging behaviour in the area of East London.

Position Available: Support Worker - East London 2-3 month contract, £11.20, 37.5hrs

Shift Patterns: (9am-5pm, 11am-7pm, 1pm-9pm)

Role Purpose:

· Proving support to clients who have been rough sleeping.

· Support Worker will be holding a caseload of clients who have been identified as Rough Sleepers in the borough.

· The support worker will provide a wrap around support service for the clients and ensure that they are housing-ready at the housing staging post.

· The support worker will support the clients to explore move on options in order to identify sustainable and settled accommodation and avoid returning to rough sleeping.

· The support worker will also be based within the office at the staging post as part of the service rota.


  • To produce comprehensive and high quality risk assessment and risk management plans on an ongoing basis for clients.
  • To minimise risks to clients by identifying, reporting and following up any safeguarding concerns.
  • To provide a comprehensive handover of risk to other professionals who may be involved with cases.
  • To work closely with the client to ensure a full and rounded picture of strengths and deficits is developed
  • To implement continuous assessment with clients to ensure they are supported and have access to the resources they need in order to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes.
  • To ensure that the service is highly personalised and responsive to the specific needs of the client
  • To work in partnership with clients to translate need into action plans that are outcome focussed, SMART and demonstrate progress.
  • To monitor and review plans to ensure they remain relevant
  • To ensure that all recording processes are followed up from initial assessment which correctly fall into client's policy and procedure.
  • To record client's information appropriately and accurately on the INFORM database.
  • To contribute to effective service delivery and evaluation by ensuring all relevant files and recording systems are up to date and that key performance information is correctly recorded.
  • To share information appropriately with colleagues and others involved.
  • Promoting activity that supports recovery including social activities, exercise, healthy eating and participation in mutual aid groups. Operating a recovery-focused approach including using coaching and motivational interview techniques
  • To support individuals to work towards gaining greater independence through participation, at service and organisation level and within the wider community
  • Work with clients to identify activities that they would like to take part in to prepare them for independence and move through & include in needs assessment and action plans. Also to ensure clients are assisted to access such activities internally/ externally.
  • Take part in running activities or small groups in response to identified client needs or as part of a project wide programme of group work.
  • To support clients that are ready to move into work, education or training by assisting them to access suitable courses or placements.

Experience Needed

  • Experience of working with vulnerable people presenting significant levels of need and risk.
  • Experience to devise and deliver on action plans through high quality risk management and needs assessment, coupled with a current understanding of safeguarding procedures.
  • A proven track record of achieving measurable outcomes with clients with multiple needs.
  • Experience of working effectively with partner agencies and develop contacts and networks across a wide range of local services to enable effective signposting
  • Experience of managing complex and/or difficult situations in relation to vulnerable adults.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

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