East Grinstead – Support Worker at Turning Tides

East Grinstead - Support Worker Salary £21,422 per annum (salary review pending) 37.5 hours per week Permanent contract Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.

The role is based within our East Grinstead residential service consisting of 3 adjacent properties with 17 single rooms and shared facilities. There is an office on site and a large rear garden. As a single service, it provides medium to low support, with you as a dedicated support worker. The scheme exists to help single homeless people who need accommodation within a supported environment and who may otherwise be exposed to the effects of rough sleeping, loneliness and isolation.

You will work on a needs led and casework basis in order to ensure residents wellbeing and connectivity within the wider community.

You must be resilient, creative and passionate about supporting people, with the skills to make difficult decisions when needed and have a robust approach to managing risk and crises. You must be able to work independently and as part of a team, be able to plan and manage your own workload, have good IT skills and meet deadlines and targets when required.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website. Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form, which includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire; see our website vacancy page for these documents.

Closing date for applications: Midnight on Monday 6 April 2020
Interview date: Monday 20 April 2020
No agencies please.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Turning Tides

Deadline for applications

6 Apr 2020


Salary £21,422 per annum (salary review pending)

Hours per week

37.5 hours per week


Support Work / Caring

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