Location: Camden, London
Salary: Up to £9.75 per hour
Posted: 3 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Support Assistant - Homelessness, Substance Misuse

Job Description

We are currently recruiting for a Support Assistants to work in the Camden area.

The service provides hostel accommodation to support men and women with complex needs and enduring needs in relation to substance misuse, mental health, homelessness and other related issues with the aim to address the presenting needs of residents.

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 8AM - 4PM or 3:30PM - 10:30PM). Cover is required for 2 months initially, with a possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £9.75 per hour.

In this position you will support the project Workers with all tasks related to running the shift which will involve:

- Day to day shift delivery
- Referral and assessment
- Processing move Ins
- Risk assessments
- Needs assessments
- Support planning
- Partnership working
- Managing clients' use of time
- Health and safety
- Benefits and budgeting support
- Housing management

Candidates must be willing to learn new systems if they do not have experience with the software, and must be proactive and engaged with supporting clients.

To apply for this role, you must have experience of working with homeless adults who have a variety of additional needs including substance misuse or mental health needs. You must also be able to work collaboratively within the Team and have an understanding of the principles of risk and needs assessment, as well as be able to flexibly work with clients who have a low level of engagement with the service.

Candidates must also have strong organisational and IT skills as all notes must be recorded accurately, good interpersonal skills and a genuine interest in interacting with people and clients


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.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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