Support Worker

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Experienced Support Worker

Please bear in mind before applying that this role will be on an ad -hoc basis.

Our client is currently seeking experienced Support Workers for a new support provision for vulnerable women, within East London. They are recruiting individuals who can work with vulnerable women who have an extensive range of individualised needs and cares. The successful candidate will provide day to day support to our resident to ensure that the overall aims and objectives the client are met. Understand the importance in delivering a wrap-around service that prepares service users to live independently.

Providing a continuous and consistent approach to support for vulnerable Women experiencing Domestic Abuse, Sexual Exploitation, Homelessness, post rehab substance misuse support, pregnant women, ex-offenders, low level Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, helping them make the transition into independent living and advising them on re-housing options.

To ensure that full admission procedures, Initial Needs, Risk Assessments and Support Plans are delivered.

Knowledge of housing benefit is desired but not essential.

To work and liaise closely with a range of multi-disciplinary partners, statutory or voluntary with whom the project needs to have operational links e.g. Local Authority, Social Services, Housing Associations, Benefit Agencies, and other agencies to ensure that such operational links are initiated and maintained.

Our client operates 7 days a week 24/7, interested applicants must be able to commit to a shifts rota, the shift pattern varies from days, evenings and sleep ins although waking nights maybe required as and when necessary.

If you have worked within a Support Environment for a minimum of 1 year and/or qualification at NVQ Level 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent, please email your CV to

Please note that this role requires an Enhanced DBS clearance.

Please note that this vacancy is open to women only (exempt under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1)

This role will be based at a four bedroom house where residents to have their own personal private space, the remainder of the house and its facilities are shared such as the bathroom, shower room, w/c and laundry room. There is also a communal lounge, kitchen dinner and private garden. Staff will also have access/use of the shared and communal areas within the house. The staff office also provides sleep in facilities for staff who are undertaking night shift duties. The building is fully furnished throughout, with a television and with home entertainment for physical and mental stimulation provided in the lounge area. The client’s resident’s group is vulnerable homeless women aged 18– 55 years and requiring a placement for 3-24 months. Our client is a friendly small establishment where respect and dignity are assured. The aim is to develop and facilitate the resident’s skill through individualised and jointly agreed holistic programme, which will hopefully enable each resident to maximise their capability within a supported housing setting.

Up to 36 hours a week

Rota: 8am - 4pm 3pm - 10pm 10pm - 8am