Support Worker - Ex Offenders

Employer
Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
Location
Lambeth
Salary
£23,112 per year, rising to £23,760 per annum, after 1 year and successful probation
Closing date
11 Nov 2021

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Function
Community and Customer Services, Social Care, Supported / sheltered housing
Seniority
Officer
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Charity
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Job Details

About the Service

Latch House is a supported accommodation service in Lambeth for adult males who, in addition to needing support to address and manage their substance misuse, have a history of involvement with the criminal justice system. The focus of the service is to provide medium to long term focused rehabilitation and recovery support, and to support the Local Authority to prevent homelessness in the area.

About the role


To develop and maintain positive and supportive working relationships with a range of residents with complex health and support needs, including substance misuse and a history of offending behaviour.

Key requirements

  • Demonstrable experience of working with individuals who have experienced substance misuse and / or dual diagnosis issues, ex-offenders and with service users who are homeless or at risk of homeless
  • Knowledge of issues affecting those individuals with a range of support needs, and how to communicate effectively with these individuals and how to support them with dignity and respect
  • Understanding of the principles of recovery as an ethos and a range of recovery approaches ​
  • Ability to work as part of a team, on own initiative and to oversee induction of new peer staff and volunteers
  • Awareness of health and safety issues​
  • Please see the attached job description for full role responsibilities

About Hestia


Hestia is a vibrant charity that has been supporting and empowering vulnerable adults and children since 1970. 

Company

Blue Octopus partners with employers from a multitude of different sectors and industries, using our next generation technology and recruitment expertise to help attract, engage and hire the best talent for their unique career opportunities. We know that having the right people in place is crucial to every business’ current and future successes, regardless of the area they operate in.

Over the last decade, our experience has allowed us to specialise in several sectors, including social housing.

Blue Octopus has a strong history of working with social housing providers to help them hire the best talent and improve their talent management processes. This experience, coupled with knowledge developed over time, has allowed us to fully understand both the market itself and the skills required within the sector. We understand that operating at a high standard, efficiently and cost-effectively, is vital for our clients in the Social Housing sector, who provide a much-needed service for their tenants.

Find Us
Telephone
01135323418
Location
Octo House, 2 Station Road
Otley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS21 3HX
United Kingdom
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