Location: Kensington and Chelsea, London
Salary: £9 - £10 per hour
Posted: 9 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Support Workers - Homelessness / Mental Health

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest providers of supported accommodation services for various clients such as young people, clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures.

Position Available: Support Workers - Homelessness / Mental Health (West London),Locum / Part time Hours to suit the candidate, £9-10 per hour

Candidates should be looking for locum work and be flexible regarding shifts

Key responsibilities:

  • To deliver housing related support to adults with a range of needs, to understand their strengths and build on these to help clients meet their aspirations in a range of areas of interest and value to the individual.
  • Improve each client's quality of life; prevent homelessness through promoting or maintaining independent living skills and appropriate move on.
  • Provide relevant support in accordance to the client's range of needs via support and safety planning and aspirations assessments and through one-to one keywork sessions.
  • Assist service users to attend educational, leisure and health related activities, accompanying as appropriate
  • To maintain accurate service users' records and all other records relating to the upkeep and maintenance of the service. This includes electronic based records on our organisational system.
  • To carry our Housing Management functions including the collection and management of rent, reporting of repairs and managing the beginning and end of tenancies/licences at the schemes.
  • Encourage and promote effective multi-agency working to ensure that the risks of services users are mitigated and that the needs and aspirations of service users are met to a high standard, including establishing close contacts with various communities, statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • To assist with domestic tasks, when appropriate

Key Skills:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Creative Problem Solving skills including Conflict Resolution. * Organisation and Planning skill to deliver multiple priorities to tight deadlines
  • Creativity in engaging residents to co-produce initiatives to engage individuals via activity and event planning
  • Ability to use a range of approaches to ensure effective person centred support planning.
  • Ability to maximise independence by motivating and supporting service users towards their goals.
  • Ability to travel and work across the services when required.
  • Basic awareness of health and safety issues
  • Willingness to cook and clean with the service users (where appropriate)
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately

If you meet the above criteria please send your cv directly to or call me directly on 07824016243


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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