Support Assistant

  • London
  • £23000 - £23303 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Band 2

Posted January 19, 2023

Support Assistant

Tower Hamlets


37.5 hours – 08:00-16:00, 15:00-23:00. You will be required to work some weekends and do at least 1 sleep-in shift each week (additional sleep in shift allowance is paid)

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone to join us in the position of Support Assistant.

Our Homeless prevention team is friendly and we love what we do. We are passionate about the high-quality support we provide. We offer our colleagues a friendly, collaborative workplace and the chance to build a rewarding career with a not- for-profit organisation that is proud to make a genuine difference to peoples’ lives, each and every day.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure the service is running at exceptionally high standard and meeting all the service specification outlined by the commissioners.
  • Undertaking keywork sessions, support planning, completing risk assessments and needs reviews.
  • Dealing with incidents and safeguarding concerns in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate and encourage effective customer participation, consultation and feedback within the service.
  • Promote and encourage involvement in Social Inclusion. This will include supporting colleagues with group work.

What you will need to succeed

We are looking for someone who believes in working together as part of a team, who shares our values and who is positive and friendly.

The successful candidate will need:

  • A good understanding of issues faced by young people living in supported accommodation.
  • An empathetic approach with an understanding attitude.
  • Does not need to have experience as full training will be provided.

The offer

Our benefits offer you an array of perks designed with your well-being in mind.

  • Your holidays are important to us. Take up to 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays (this is pro rota’d depending on hours worked)
  • Spread the cost of your commute with a season ticket loans and our Cycle2Work scheme, open to all colleagues
  • Get paid to do good. We offer you two days off on full pay each year to volunteer in our communities.
  • Look after your loved ones. Our healthcare cash back plan allows you to claim back cash for you and your family’s healthcare.
  • Well done! With our colleague recognition programme you will know when you’ve done a #greatjob
  • Learning never stops. Our innovative, in-house learning and development offering is designed to help you take your career to the next level.
  • We’re here for you. Our employee assistance programme offers counselling and support for you and your family 24/7.
  • Stay book-smart. Take up to five paid days off per year to study toward a relevant qualification.
  • Experience new things. We offer you a career break after 3 years’ continuous service.

Unfortunately we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role.

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