Resettlement Worker

Organisation: 
Branches (Waltham Forest Churches Night Shelter)
Location: 
London E17
Contract type: 
Part-time (3 days per week), fixed-term 12 months
Hours: 
21
Salary: 
£14,400k (pro-rata - FTE £24K)
Deadline for applications: 
Monday, 30 April 2018 - 6:00pm

The Resettlement Worker role is hands-on and you will be comfortable and confident in your interactions with individuals, being a visible presence in the hostel and engaged with the day-to-day work of the organisation.   You must be a collaborative team player and equally confident and capable, working alone. This is a small hostel, which means everyone mucks in and does what needs to be done.  

Our client group

All individuals within the client group have varying levels of support need, which may include complex mental health, alcohol and/or substance dependency.  People we support are aged 18-65 years.   

Who we are looking for

To join us as a Resettlement Worker you do not need a formal qualification. But you must bring the right mix of experience, skills and attitude. You will be managing your own caseload and outreach work. 

You will bring:

  • Experience of supporting vulnerable people in a housing or other support-related area.
  • Resilience, enthusiasm and the ability to motivate individuals towards their goals, supporting them to maintain their accommodation.
  • Excellent communication skills including interacting with the client group in a non-judgemental way and ability to build trusting yet professional relationships with clients.
  • Initiative and a ‘can do’ attitude to your day-to-day work.

This is not a desk-bound role.  

We offer

  • The opportunity to make an impact and work in a small, energetic charity that is expanding its services to homeless people
  • A meaningful, hands-on role working closely with the client group
  • The opportunity to be a proactive member of a supportive and energetic team in the day-day running of Branches Hostel
  • An in-depth induction programme; and a training programme tailored to your professional development needs on successful completion of probation
  • Challenge and variety in your day-day activities
  • Contributory pension
  • 30 days annual leave, which includes bank holidays (pro rata for part-time staff)

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