ReConnect+ Support Worker

Location Brixton
Discipline: Homeless, Offenders, Other - Social Care, Social Housing
Employment type: Full Time
Salary: £33046
Contact name: Paul Marsden

Contact email:
Job ref: 6384
Published: 3 days ago

ReConnect+ Support Worker
Brixton, South London

About Us

Housing for Women is a registered charity and independent housing association. We champion female empowerment by providing and promoting affordable homes for women and gender-specific support services. Since 1934, we have been working to build a more equal society for women, a world where everyone has a safe roof over their head regardless of circumstance, where violence against women is no longer tolerated.

Our ReConnect+ project provides supported accommodation for women leaving prison dealing with substance misuse and with complex needs, many of whom have experienced trauma and abuse in their early lives.

We are currently seeking a ReConnect+ Support Worker to join our team on a full-time, permanent basis, working 37.5 hours per week in a varied shift pattern.

The Benefits

- Salary of £33,046 per annum
- Attractive pension scheme
- Perkbox
- Buying and selling annual leave
- Health Shield
- Season Ticket loan
- Subsidised gym membership
- Course Funding

If you are experienced in working with women involved in the Criminal Justice System (CJS), advocating and meeting the support needs of women, this is your chance to support a groundbreaking project that empowers women.

You will have the chance to play a critical role in aiding women leaving the criminal justice system to take control of their lives and develop a stable home environment.

As well as taking on a role with purpose and meaning, you will join a supportive team of dedicated professionals, committed to building an inclusive and supportive society.

Ready to make a positive difference to the lives of countless women? Read on and apply today.

The Role

As a ReConnect+ Support Worker, you will support women with multiple needs upon their release from prison.

Specifically, providing specialist person-centred support services, you will create safe, empowering environments for women with needs including substance misuse or mental health issues. You will enable them to develop coping strategies, life skills and the resilience to live independently.

You will support the effective operation of the ReConnect+ project and, alongside colleagues, will assist in the day-to-day running of accommodation.

Additionally, you will:

- Undertake risk assessments
- Plan and deliver group sessions/activities
- Provide advice and advocacy
- Oversee staff rotas
- Support the management of the project
- Keep records and manage data

About You

To be considered as a ReConnect+ Support Worker, you will need:

- Experience of working and/or delivering support to women involved in the Criminal Justice System (CJS)
- Experience in meeting the support needs of women and appropriately advocating on behalf of service users
- Experience working with people from different cultural and social backgrounds
- Experience in managing the safety and security of a building
- Experience in creating and facilitating activities with a service user-led approach
- Knowledge of health and safety and safeguarding legislation/procedures
- Up-to-date knowledge and/or understanding of relevant legislation relating to criminal justice, housing, safeguarding and welfare benefit systems

Other organisations might call this role Support Worker, Housing Support Worker, Refuge Support Worker, Refuge Support Officer, or CJS Support Worker.

Webrecruit and Housing for Women are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

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