Project Worker

, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HB250523
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2023-05-25
  • Location: , London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2023-06-22
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment
Arch Resourcing are currently recruiting for three Project Workers, to work across three services in the Ilford area. The services provide support to rough sleepers and those that are homeless with complex needs. The aim of the service is to enhance their ability to make use of the community and develop independent living skills.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rota basis, covering early (8AM - 4PM), mid (10AM - 6PM) and late (2PM - 10PM) shifts.
Cover is required for 4 months with the possibility of extension.
The pay rate is £12.74 per hour PAYE, with £1.54 holiday pay, totalling £14.28 per hour.

In this position, you will be required to;

- Hold a caseload of 6 - 8 key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plan which are SMART and demonstrate clear and appropriate goals
- Complete comprehensive risk and needs assessments
- Prepare void rooms for letting within agreed target times and efficiently process referrals by carrying out initial needs assessments and interviews
- Respond in a psychologically informed way to the challenges posed by complex needs in a residential setting.
- Work in partnership with other departments and external community agencies involved with the client to ensure their needs are met
- Support client peers to make recovery visible in the schemes and, where appropriate, to co-deliver activities
- Support clients that may be ready to move into work, education, or training by assisting them to access suitable courses or placements.
- Work with residents to maximise benefit entitlements and secure project income through the collection of rents and charges and the minimisation of arrears and void loss
- Assist residents to acquire budgeting skills, and set up basic bank and/or savings accounts
- Identify care pathways and treatment options, and support the acquisition of the skills needed to participate in treatment setting

To apply for this role, you must have;

- Experience of working with complex needs clients (homelessness, rough sleepers, substance misuse, mental health, offending and those with a background of complex trauma)
- Experience holding a caseload, completing comprehensive needs and risk assessments and creating Support Plans.
- The ability to work intensively with clients, respond calmly to crisis and deal promptly, effectively, safely and creatively to complex and challenging situations
- A strong understanding of the issues that typically disrupt progress in journeys towards independence, such as mental health, substance misuse, self-harm, domestic violence, anger management, learning impairment and frailty due to illness
- A good understanding of the Strengths and Recovery model, and the ability to engage, support and motivate clients to progress within a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE)
- An understanding of the health and social care sector and the ability to navigate between and across specialties whilst working with clients to create a multiagency care plan
- IT skills including the use of Microsoft Office programmes

**If you are interested in the role then please do send your updated CV to or call 07873 233 105 for more inforamtion**
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