Step-Down Housing Support Worker (FTC) – Mental Health

Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd
HA9 6SA, Brent/Harrow
£22,548 per year, rising to £23,112 per annum after 1 year and successful probation
Closing date
9 Nov 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Social Care
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

Position: Step-Down Housing Support Worker (x2)
Location: Brent/Harrow
Salary: £22,548 per annum
Start Date: As soon as possible

About the Service/Department
This new community based support service will support adults with mental health conditions who are preparing for discharge from inpatient wards (Riverside Hospital, St Charles, Park Royal Mental Health Centre and Northwick Park) to dedicated step-down properties based in Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Westminster and Battersea. 

About the role
To work with a caseload of clients with discharge related support needs.

Some other main responsibilities of the role include:

  • Assertively connecting service users to other community activities and partners to promote independence and social integration
  • To liaise with professionals within the community social work teams, step-down workers and partners in EACH counselling
  • To work flexibly as part of a team to ensure service coverage and that contractual obligations are met

Key requirements

  • Ability to travel across Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Westminster and Battersea
  • Ability to deliver high quality 1:1 support services to people with a range of needs and risks
  • Willingness to learn or good understanding of the range of issues, diagnoses and treatment relevant to the client group including mental health and step-down requirements

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

How to apply

Please click on apply to find out more about the vacancy on our website and to submit your application.


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.

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West Yorkshire
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