Support Assistant Islington Aftercare

Team
Islington Aftercare
Location
Camden
No. of Vacancies
1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Salary
20,572.50 per annum
Closing Date
30/04/2019
Ref No
SHP735

 

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

At SHP (Single Homeless Project), you’ll be part of one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities, a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London  - from supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

SHP was founded by a group of homeless people in the mid-1970s and more than 40 years on, we still try to look at the world through our clients’ eyes, putting their needs and viewpoints at the centre of everything we do. Above all, we believe that, no matter what challenges they face, everyone we work with has the capacity to take control of their lives and shape their own futures.

Camden and Islington Aftercare and ETE Service are looking for a Support Assistant to support the service with both the inbound referrals and service delivery of internal group programmes and recovery activities.  This is a development role for someone who would like to work within the substance mis-use field.

We are looking for an innovative and dynamic Support Assistant to join SHP’s highly successful Camden and Islington Recovery, Aftercare and ETE service. This is a varied and rewarding role in a committed team that works with people in recovery from substance misuse and assists clients to develop their life skills to promote increased independence and involvement in the community.

As part of our referrals team, you will be the first point of contact for the service and be responsible for processing new referrals and maintaining good communication with our partner agencies making the referrals. Another part of the role will involve working together with the team’s ETE and Recovery Coordinators to co-facilitate our structured group programmes.  You will also provide support to enable our clients to achieve the objectives in their support, care and/or action plans which they create together with their Coordinator. The support will include supporting clients with routine tasks to help them achieve their goals relating to training, education or employment.

You will succeed in this role if you have the right mix of communication skills, IT and literacy skills and an understanding of planned support with vulnerable people and how to work in partnership with other organisations for our clients' benefit. Our recruitment process will enable you to evidence transferable skills.

This is a developmental role with opportunities for progression. We encourage people with an interest in working in this sector to apply.

Closing date for applications: 30/04/2019 (closing at midnight)

Interviews to be held on: 09/05/2019

SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer. 

SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer. Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive starting salary 
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days (plus eight paid Bank Holidays)
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will Contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
  • Regular support and development focussed line management supervision
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available to all staff
  • Paid carers' leave and compassionate leave
  • Sick leave, up to three months full pay then three months half pay
  • Generous maternity leave (16 weeks full pay and up to 24 weeks half pay) and four weeks paid paternity leave, depending on length of service
  • Interest free public transport season ticket loan (after six months)
  • Tax exemption for ’cycle to work’ scheme and payroll giving