Peer Support Worker
Fixed Term Contract until 31 March 2023
22.5 Hours per week (Mon-Fri)
**TWO POSITION’S AVAILABLE**
KINGSTON UPON THAMES OR RICHMOND UPON THAMES,
PLEASE STATE WHICH LOCATION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
We’re now looking for a Part-time, Peer Support Worker to join our Homeless Health link team.
We are SPEAR, a charity dedicated to helping homeless people in South and West London find secure accommodation and work towards a positive future. For 30 years, we’ve worked tirelessly to support homeless people to recover from their personal issues and break down the barriers that they face. We recognise that homelessness is much more than just a housing issue, so we provide a range of accommodation and support services to help people reach their full potential. This is a superb opportunity for an individual with drive, focus and a desire to work with our outstanding charity to help us to combat homelessness. You’ll discover a passionate, supportive environment where the entire team are working toward the same goals and are dedicated to making positive change and producing great results.
Health & Wellbeing –
– 24-hour access to confidential counselling services (EAP)
– Free Wellbeing sessions
– Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
– A pension scheme after three months of service
– Yearly eye care vouchers
Work life balance –
– 34 days holiday, increasing with length of service.
– Flexible working
– Staff interest-free loan
– Free moving house day
– Cycle to work
– An interest-free travel loan
– Free parking (at some sites)
This role will be responsible for the promotion of the services across the boroughs, engaging with a range of supported housing and homelessness service providers to source referrals into the services. The role will also be responsible for the liaison and communication of case management across any providers engaged with the service. This role will deliver high quality services offered by the Homeless Health Link Programme focusing on the engagement of homeless clients, including rough sleepers into a range of primary care, mental health and substance misuse services. This post is required to undertake good quality case work and assessments of individual with complex needs including challenging mental and physical health needs. Our health link service engages and supports rough sleepers with their mental and physical ill health needs, helping them access services that are often difficult to access, meaning that they have poor access to health and social care services.
You will need to have great communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, as well as being able to able to build on the relationships we have with our clients and stakeholders as well as create new relationships that benefit the service users and SPEAR as an organisation. The role will be responsible for processing referrals into the service from a range of sources across the boroughs and act as an entry point into the service. To work closely and proactively with local authorities, statutory and non-statutory health and housing services to improve pathways for homeless clients accessing physical and mental health services.
Please see Job Description and Person Specification.
SPEAR is an equal opportunities employer, values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environment is, the better our work will be.
At SPEAR, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
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