Support Worker (Rough Sleeping Support Service) - The Society of St James

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Job type

Full Time, Permanent


£18,738 - £19,561

Closing date

20 September 2021

Support Worker – Rough Sleeping Support Service


Salary Scale: 16-18 (£18,738 to £19,561 per annum)

37 Hours per week, Permanent

Twilight hours 3.30pm – 11 pm

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 Support Worker at SSJ’s Homelessness Projects. We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated, enthusiastic and creative person to join our friendly team, someone with really strong communication skills and understanding of the issues that affect vulnerable clients.

You will be joining our friendly team dedicated to providing clients with a safe environment in which to build their confidence and promote opportunities for positive change.

Please note you will be working in a role that includes weekends and bank holidays, working on a rolling rota.

The Ideal Candidate

A good 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. A good knowledge of substance misuse and mental ill health is beneficial although training will be given.

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 to explaining why you would be suitable for the position.

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

Application closing date: 20th September 2021

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

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