Community Psychosocial Worker - The Society of St James

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Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£20,292 - £23,023 Per Annum

Closing date

21 September 2021

Community Psychosocial Worker
Homelessness Services
1 x 37 Hours per week permanent post
Salary Scale: 19-23 (£20,292 – £23,023 per annum)

About Us

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic Charity and Housing Association. The Society of St James (SSJ) has been working in Hampshire for over 40 years, delivering high impact, person-centred, accommodation services to adults and young people experiencing homelessness, problematic substance use and mental health problems. We believe that every person is of worth and we are prepared to take risks to house and support the most vulnerable and socially excluded members of society.

The Role

An exciting opportunity has opened for a Community Psychosocial Worker within Portsmouth’s
Homelessness Projects. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative person to join our friendly team, someone with strong communication skills and understanding of the issues that affect vulnerable clients. The role will be based in the Homeless Hostels in Portsmouth and the person will be part of a team who will develop and run a life skills programme at each of the main sites. The team will work closely with the SSJ Service User Participation Lead and Homeless Pathway Users, to
develop a meaningful programme of activities aimed at enhancing skills and addressing barriers to move-on. The team will be operating 7 days per week and some evenings.

The Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have knowledge and experience of working with people who are homeless including rough sleepers, those with complex social needs and people at risk of becoming homeless, who may be experiencing substance misuse difficulties and mental ill health. Good knowledge of substance misuse, homelessness, and mental health is beneficial although training will be given. Candidates will need a good knowledge and experience of delivering a range of psychosocial interventions. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills to support Service Users to make the changes that they have identified as being important and will have the ability to work as part of a team as well as using their own initiative. The role will require a high level of motivation and creativity as the post is based in a newly commissioned service.

Staff Benefits

We value and recognise our staff, offering some generous benefits, as well as the satisfaction
of helping vulnerable people:

• A competitive annual leave entitlement of 25 days rising to 30 days, plus public holidays
• Flexible working options
• Buying additional annual leave
• Comprehensive induction and training
• Counselling, financial, personal support and health and wellbeing services via our
Employee Assistance Programme
• Company cycle to work scheme
• Discounted laptops and computers with Jamie’s Computers

To apply, please send your CV & cover letter explaining why you would be suitable for the

Please note that CV’s alone will not be considered during shortlisting.

Application closing date: 09:00am 21st September 2021

Due to the high number of expected applicants, we do reserve the right to close this vacancy

Should you not hear from us within 7 days of the closing date, please assume you have been
unsuccessful on this occasion.