Assistant Support Worker

Thames Reach
London (Greater)
10 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent (x 2) and 6 month FTC (x2) Do you have an interest in ending homelessness and making a difference to people’s lives? Are you highly motivated, empathetic and looking for an opportunity to make the most of these skills? Then the role of Assistant Support Worker at Thames Reach could be just the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Our Assistant Support Worker’s play a pivotal part in our inspiring work, helping homeless and vulnerable people to live in decent homes, build supportive relationships and lead fulfilling lives. With the help of our experienced colleagues, you will be supported and trained to use your strong communication and creative problem-solving skills. You will receive regular supervision to both guide your work and encourage and facilitate your personal development. This is a sometimes challenging but extremely rewarding role that requires you to support our service users to become more independent and self-sufficient. As an Assistant Support Worker you will: Support our service users with practical tasks that will enable them to sustain their accommodation Identify activities that will assist service users in their journey towards independence and moving on into longer term accommodation Assist senior staff to manage health and safety at work Support links with community programmes and resources Ensure that all paperwork is completed and work is recorded and monitored. And have: A commitment to providing a high standard of service Excellent communication skills Honesty, reliability and a mature and thoughtful approach to equal opportunities and diversity in service provision The ability to learn and an enthusiasm for training and acquiring new skills. We are currently recruiting for these roles in: Our Tenancy Sustainment Team.  A variety of our hostels. In this setting you may cover shifts from 7am until 10pm during the week and the weekend Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect, and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief. To apply please visit our website. Closing Date: 21/01/2018 Interview Date: w/c 29/01/2018