Specialist Support Officer - Various Locations

Salary £24,000 - £25,000
Contract type Various Available
Hours Full-time, Part-time
Job Advert Description

Specialist Support Officer Opportunities – London

Are you caring and compassionate and looking to make a difference to people’s lives? Then you should join our team at One Housing!

We are looking for motivated, flexible and committed individuals to provide support to our clients.  We support people with a variety of complex needs including mental health, alcohol and drug dependency, physical and learning disability, younger and elderly people, offenders and victims of domestic violence.  We also specialise in supporting those that are homeless and young parents.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life of our customers, building confidence and skills to allow them to live independently while playing an active role in their communities. We view all our customers as individuals with specific needs, treating them with respect and dignity, and focusing on achieving real results.

As a Specialist Support Officer, you will ideally have experience of supporting customers with complex needs from a psychological perspective in a supported housing/in reach context.

You will provide psychological insight into the daily lives of customers.  You will do this in three different levels:

Working with customers: Providing 121 psychologically informed support and facilitating in house group work.

Working with the team: providing training to the team and facilitating case management meetings using psychological informed formulations and methodology.

Working with the wider context:

Internally: Providing training and delivering reflective practice across the mental health division

Externally: Close liaison with stakeholders and services, informing service level agreements with key mental health partners

To join us as a Specialist Support Officer, you will ideally have:

  • Relevant qualifications that enable you to provide psychologically informed practice or drug and alcohol specialist support
  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and the understanding of safeguarding practices
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of up to date legislation and government frameworks relevant to working with customers with Mental Health challenges
  • The ability to undertake assessments and contribute to effective team working
  • The respect for others and personal ambition it takes to succeed
  • IT skills including use of Microsoft packages such as Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent team work skills, demonstrating both collaboration and respect with peers and customers

What we can offer you!

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Fantastic induction, training, and ongoing support to grow your knowledge within the care industry
  • Opportunities to progress your career within One Housing
  • Other benefits include discounts at major retailers and high street stores, childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme

Contract Types available – Permanent Full time & Part Time

Salary - £24,000 - £25,000 per annum, dependant on location

Locations – Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Islington, Westminster, Lewisham

One Housing values the diversity of our workforce and we welcome job applications from all parts of the communities which we serve.

For further information or to discuss this opportunity further, please contact a member of our dedicated staffing team on 0800 093 9616.

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