Support Worker

Are you interested in supporting people at immediate risk of rough sleeping and making a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless?
Corus Consultancy is looking for Experienced Support Workers to work in the Westminster Area.

This services provides support to vulnerable adults with a range of mental health support needs within supported accommodation to help them build confidence and interpersonal skills.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working 3 days a week across Monday - Sunday on a rota basis, covering 8AM - 8:30PM.

In this position, you will be required to:

Hold a caseload of key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed support plans.
Support service users develop necessary skills to sustain accommodation long term and improve their quality of life.
Respond in a psychologically informed way to the challenges posed by complex needs in a residential setting
Respond to and asses all referrals.
Support service users ready to move to step down.
Build and maintain effective relationships with all stakeholders, including other teams within, external agencies such as care teams & GPs/pharmacies
Work with service users to maximise benefit entitlements and secure project income through efficient rent collection and the minimisation of arrears and void loss
Support the development of independent budgeting skills
Participate in housing management procedures, such as room checks, locality checks and Health and Safety checks

To apply for this role, you must have;

Experience working with vulnerable adults including mental health.
An understanding of how trauma and adversity have the potential to create re-occurring incidences of multiple disadvantage, homelessness and mental distress
An awareness of the Care Act 2014 and demonstrable understanding of what it means for service users.
Experience working within a psychologically informed environment (PIE) model.
The ability to build relationships with people who may be reluctant to trust or work with you, whilst maintaining professional boundaries
The ability to navigate complex mental health systems and specialities.
An understanding of the multiple issues that can lead to homelessness and how such experiences can impact service users.

For further information, please contact Nathan @ Corus Consultancy and apply online.

  • Location: Westminster, England
  • Salary: £12 - £14 per hour
  • Type: Contract
  • Recruiter: Corus Consultancy
  • Posted: 29-Sep-2022
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