| Support Worker 1
Ex-Offenders | 1 N5 |£14.21 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7539 | Posted: 21/04/2021
Central is currently recruiting for a Project Worker to work in a 'high support' hostel near Highbury & Islington, that houses 13 males with complex needs including substance use, mental health / dual diagnosis, anti-social behaviour and offending.
The service aims to:
- Provide a safe and secure environment in which offenders with chaotic lifestyles can stabilise and seek support to address a range of issues which are barriers to them moving on in their lives
- Support offenders to develop skills that will enable them to build their confidence to access training or employment
- Reduce the likelihood of re-offending in the future by supporting offenders to comply with the conditions of their order or license
- Assist residents to access appropriate specialist services, such as drug treatment or mental health services
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, covering early (8AM - 3:30PM) and late (3:00PM - 10:30PM) shifts. Cover is required for 2 months initially, with a possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £12.68 per hour totalling £14.21 inclusive of holiday pay.
In this position, you will assess clients' needs and provide regular, tailored support to help clients find stability, consolidate their recovery from offending patterns and build on their strengths. You will also work in partnership with clients and others involved in their support, to translate needs assessments into support and action plans.
To apply for this role, you will need to be resilient, innovative, flexible and creative and have a commitment to working collaboratively within a harm minimisation and strengths/recovery framework.
You will also need to have:
- The ability to relate well to others and can encourage and foster change
- Practical experience of working in a high support hostel
- Proven experience and skills in delivering highly personalised assessment and casework, support planning, goal setting, advocacy
- The ability to work intensively with clients, respond calmly to crisis and deal promptly, effectively, safely and creatively to complex and challenging situations
- A good understanding of the Strengths and Recovery model, and the ability to engage, support and motivate clients to progress within a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE)
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled to be held on Wednesday 28th of April and the appointed candidate expected to start shortly after.
For further information, please contact the recruitment team.