Rough Sleeper Mental Wellbeing Worker - The Society of St James (SSJ)

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Job type

Part Time, Fixed Term


£20,292 - £23,023 (Full Time Equivalent)

Closing date

25 June 2021

Rough Sleeper Mental Wellbeing Worker

Outreach Team, Southampton

18.5hrs pw, Fixed Term (12 months)

Salary range 19 – 23 (£20,292 – £23,023 per annum pro rata)

Vacancy Details

Although the role is predominantly outreach, you will be based in a busy homeless hostel in Southampton, which accommodates 29 men and women experiencing homelessness and complex traumas. You will visit B&B’s, supported housing and people who are street homeless to offer support.

Main responsibilities:

  • Responding to individuals in need of wellbeing and mental health support
  • Providing one-to-one interventions
  • Referring to mental health and wellbeing services
  • Liaising with support workers
  • Recording and reporting on individuals seen
  • Identifying trends in mental health needs

 Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will have good knowledge and understanding of mental health and the complex traumas of people who are experiencing homelessness.

A good level of experience of working with behaviours that challenge and responding to this with a personcentre, empathic approach.

Ability to deliver person-centred one-to-one intervention’s including: mindfulness, short term solution focused and therapeutic.

An extensive understanding of mental health services in the city, and good communication skills to refer and liaise with these services, as well as other agencies involved in an individual’s care.

What we can offer you in return

As an Investors in People Gold employer, SSJ recognises that our staff are our greatest assets. We value and recognise our staff, offering some generous benefits, as well as the satisfaction of helping vulnerable people.

  • A Gold Investors in People Employer
  • 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days, plus public holidays
  • Flexible working options
  • Buying additional annual leave
  • Comprehensive induction and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted laptops and computers with Jamie’s Computers

The Society of St James (SSJ) delivers high impact, person-centred, accommodation services to people experiencing homelessness, substance misuse and mental health problems. The people we support are at the heart of everything we do, our main aim and priority is to find people with values, behaviours and attitudes to match our own.

To apply

Please note that we cannot accept CVs for any of our vacancies nor do we accept applications from recruitment agencies and instead ask you to please visit the Work for us page of the Society of St James website:

Your application needs to be completed before the closing date and time. Any applications received after the closing date and time will not be considered.

If you have not been contacted within 10 days of the closing date please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

Closing date: 25th June 2021