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Support Worker- East Grinstead at Turning Tides

Permanent Established in 1991, Turning Tides is a community-led charity dedicated to ending homelessness. We empower homeless or insecurely housed individuals to achieve sustainable independent living. We have gone from supporting a handful of people in the coastal town of Worthing to providing a range of services to over 1,700 people in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid-Sussex. We have over 5,000 supporters, 300 volunteers and 100 staff members.

We believe that everyone has the right to a home, regardless of the difficulties and issues they may face in their lives. We believe in showing people who need our help that they are not alone, that the wider community is there to support them and offer hope for a better future.

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. 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 case work basis in order to support residents to increase their skills, wellbeing and connection to the wider community. There is some preparation of evening meals, cleaning and practical hands on support in this role.

This role could suit a candidate looking to move into the homelessness or supported housing sector or somebody with existing experience who would like to share their skills and experience to support clients in this service.

You must be resilient, creative and passionate about supporting people, with the skills to build rapport effectively with clients whilst maintaining robust professional boundaries. 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.

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.

A full job description and person specification, application form and equal opportunities questionnaire 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.

Closing date for applications: Monday 25th May 2020

Interview date: Wednesday 3rd June 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).

Please be aware of our Privacy Policy, which is available to view by visiting: http://www.turning-tides.org.uk/about-us/privacy-policy/

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.us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Turning Tides

Deadline for applications

25 May 2020


£9,140.10 (FTE salary £21,210, per annum)

Hours per week

16 hours per week, flexible working will be considered


Support Work / Caring

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