The Marylebone Project is one of the largest women's hostels in the UK for vulnerable women affected by homelessness. They offer support to women with a range of complex needs, including substance misuse, mental health issues and domestic violence, and provide these support services in a warm, welcoming and secure environment. They are now recruiting Support Worker to provide person centred support to women with complex needs.
As Support Worker, you will provide high quality, person centred support service to residents with a range of medium to high support needs. Client-focused, you work to identify risk and conduct regular reviews of support plans and risk assessments to ensure that the needs of those on your caseload are met with a pro-active and motivating approach. To ensure opportunities are maximised for service users, you will work in partnership with internal and external agencies as well as accompanying service users to off site appointments. Other duties will include admitting and assessing new residents for emergency beds, dealing with incidents and providing tenancy management.
To be successful in this position, you will possess significant experience of working with vulnerable people with complex needs in a similar setting. Previous experience of effectively managing a caseload is essential as is the ability to use motivational interview techniques to produce and approach referrals, needs and risk assessment and support planning in a SMART manner. In addition, you must also have up to date knowledge of the challenges faced by homeless people and those with mental health needs; demonstrable experience of safeguarding of vulnerable adults is also essential.
This role is working 40 hours a week (based on a 5-week rota), working 3 out of 5 weekends.
Because of the purpose of our client's work, only women are eligible to apply for this role, under Section 7(2) (b) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.