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Job title
Night Support Worker
Work location
Lambeth, London
Salary
£22, 865 per annum
Contract
Permanent
Hours per week
37.5
Shift pattern
Monday to Sunday on a rota basis between 9:00pm - 8:00am (including Bank Holidays)
Closing date
22 November 2020 - closed
Documents to download
OPD Night Support Worker JD 2020 SIG Application Form 2020

Job description

Recruitment closed

We are currently recruiting for a talented and dedicated Night Support Worker to help deliver a major new pan-London service supporting people with personality disorders to resettle in the community and lead happy, healthy lives, free from crime.

Based in our Women's service in Lambeth, the Night Support Worker will be required to provide cover to the project at night, ensuring the safety of the residents and the building and also provide support to service users as necessary. You will also ensure detailed Service and resident handover to day staff. Night Support Workers will also liaise with other staff in providing support and advice to service users and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings

Working in collaboration with the National Probation Service and other partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway, you will support adult females who have recently been released from prison, secure health settings or who are moving on from Approved Premises. You will work with residents providing 1-1 support as well as other key engagement activities, supporting them to further develop their talents and self-belief whilst managing their mental health and wellbeing. You will support, inspire and motivate residents to develop the required skills to build confidence and move into safe, successful independent living within the community. You will provide robust risk management, sharing information with staff, probation and other partners to help keep your service users safe.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide cover to the project at night, ensuring the safety of the residents and the building and also provide support to service users as necessary
  • Liaise with other staff in providing support and advice to service users and be expected to regularly participate in team meetings
  • Work in collaboration with the National Probation Service and other partners within the Offender Personality Disorder (OPD) Pathway
  • Support adult females who have recently been released from prison
  • Secure health settings or who are moving on from Approved Premises
  • Work with residents providing 1-1 support as well as other key engagement activities, supporting them to further develop their talents and self-belief whilst managing their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Support, inspire and motivate residents to develop the required skills to build confidence and move into safe, successful independent living within the community.
  • Provide robust risk management, sharing information with staff, probation and other partners to help keep your service users safe

Experience Required:

  • A degree in psychology or equivalent / NVQ / Diploma level 3 in Health & Social Care / Community Justice or professional equivalent
  • A good working understanding of personality disorders and models of treatment intervention especially when working with vulnerable individuals
  • Experience in risk assessment and risk management
  • Experience of working with vulnerable individuals who may have mental health issues / substance misuse / challenging chaotic behaviours
  • Experience of successful reintegration of service users into the community
  • Understanding and practical application of key legislation regarding social care, housing, criminal justice and mental health

Because of the nature of the duties of this post, it is an occupational requirement that the post holder is female and the post is therefore exempt from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010 in terms of Schedule 9, Part 1, and Paragraph 1 of that Act.

In order to apply, please complete an application form and send it to our Recruitment Team along with an up to date CV before the advertised closing date: recruitment@socialinterestgroup.org.uk

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