Support / Project Worker, part time - 18.75 hours per week
Hilldrop Road is a registered care home providing long term accommodation, support and care for up to 29 men with a history of alcohol misuse, homelessness and mental health conditions, with related physical health needs. The service has staff working on a rota basis including evenings and weekends as well as bank holidays and sleep-in shifts.
In this highly rewarding role you will be involved in undertaking keyworking activities such as referrals/interviews/booking in clients and housing management activities such as finances, meaningful activities, health and wellbeing. You will assist our clients to develop and care for themselves and build their quality of life by providing advice and guidance on personal development and maintaining their independence. You will lead the support in partnership with Care Assistants in washing, dressing and medication, and support with domestic care including shopping and light housework. You will also provide high quality comfort for clients in their home.
To succeed, you will either have personal experience of homelessness or a sound understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people and those with mental illness of substance use difficulties. You should also possess good interpersonal and listening skills, in order to be able to establish an effective working relationship with clients and an eagerness to learn and work with clients in a holistic and person-centred approach. Good numeracy, IT and written communication skills are also required.
(Flexibility is required as the role is based on a shift rota. The post-holder will work x2 shifts every 6 days, including some weekends and bank holidays. Occasional sleep-ins are required)
In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
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Closing date: 10.00am, Tuesday 28 May 2019
Interview and assessments on: tbc
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.