Support Worker

Job Type:
Permanent
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
Region:
London
Location:
Kensington
Salary:
£25,615 to £25,615 per hour
Salary Description:
£25,615
Posted:
16/05/2024
Recruiter:
Hestia
Job Ref:
0927

We are Hestia. We make a difference. At Hestia, we live by our values and are committed to a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive organisation that provides a variety of services such as Domestic Abuse, Modern Slavery, Mental Health & Complex Needs and Criminal Justice. We are committed to empower people to rebuild their lives and regain independence. The service you will work in….Hestia's RBKC Young People's Service provides housing related support and interventions to 45 service users with a range of issues living in 6 accommodation services across the Borough. The service is for young people aged 16-25 years with housing and support needs. This is your opportunity to be part of an exciting service. You will support the Service Manager and lead the in ​the running of the service, ensuring the delivery of ​ consistent and high-quality supported housing. These young people may be leaving local authority care, be homeless, threatened with homelessness or living in accommodation that is not meeting their identified needs. The service provides ‘step up' or ‘step down' from other supported accommodation, as appropriate. ​​The service is focused on promoting independence and preventing dependency, institutional admission and homelessness. We deliver a person-centred approach enabling choice and control for each individual to realise their potential, increasi
ng service users' ability to manage their tenures, supporting access to training, education and employment, and working closely with other providers of support to the individuals including other professional staff and family members.  ​A day in this role looks like….As a Support Worker at Hestia, you will play a crucial role in our Mental Health and Complex Needs Service. Your contributions will directly influence the lives of our service users, guiding them towards a path of empowerment and independence.A day will never look the same and some of the things you can expect to do/be responsible for are:To deliver housing related support to young people (aged 16- 25 years), to inspire young people using the service to meet their needs and aspirations in education, employment, training or other areas of interest and value to the individual​.​Improve each client's quality of life; prevent homelessness through promoting or maintaining independent living skills and appropriate move on​.​Provide relevant support in accordance to the client's range of needs via support and safety planning and aspirations assessments and through one-to one keywork sessions​.​To maintain accurate service users' records and all other records relating to the upkeep and maintenance of the service. This includes electronic based records on our organisational system​.​To carry out our Housing Management functions including the collection and management of rent, reporting of repairs, managing the beginning and end of tenancies/licences at the schemes​.​Encourage and promote effective multi-agency working to ensure that the risks of services users are mitigated and that the needs and aspirations of service users are met to a high standard, including establishing close contacts with various communities, statutory and voluntary or
ganisations​.​Offer a clear co-production package including promoting events across the service, networking, fundraising, engaging in service users' consultation and facilitating involvement in the development and delivery of the service and organisation​.Why Hestia?Joining Hestia means more than just a job; it's an opportunity to be part of something bigger. We offer a supportive, inclusive and resolution driven work environment where your contributions are recognised and valued. As a member of our team, you will have the chance to grow both personally and professionally while making a lasting impact on the lives of those we serve.We are looking for candidates who bring a combination of passion, expertise, and dedication to the table. To excel in this role, you should possess:Excellent interpersonal skills and relationship management skills.​​Excellent written and verbal communication skills​.​Creative Problem Solving skills including Conflict Resolution​.​Organisation and Planning skill to deliver multiple priorities to tight deadlines​.​Creativity in engaging residents to co-produce initiatives to engage individuals via activity and event planning​.​Ability to use a range of approaches to ensure effective person centred support planning​.​Ability to maximise independence by motivating and supporting service users towards their goals​.​Ability to travel and work across the services when required​.​Working knowledge of Welfare Benefits​.​Excellent literacy and numeracy skills​.​Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding issues and ability to address them appropriately.Our commitment to Equality, Diversity, and InclusionOur services users come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes us stronger. We are committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and i
nclusive workforce and value the skills, abilities, talent and experiences, different people and communities bring to our organisation.We are a disability confident employer…Hestia is a disability confident employer, committed to the employment and career development of individual with disabilities. As part of this commitment, we operate a guaranteed interview scheme for all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the role they have applied for. We will also accommodate reasonable adjustment during the selection and interview process and throughout your employment with us.

Contact Details:
Hestia
Tel: 000 000 0000
Contact: Alexis Bassett
Email:

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