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Supported Accommodation Service Manager (Young People)

Closing date10th February 2021

Evolve Housing + Support work in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. We are the third largest provider of homelessness accommodation in London and work with people of all ages, providing housing, support and guidance to empower them towards independent living and to building a better life.

We’re looking for a dynamic Team Manager, who can think creatively to provide high quality accommodation based support to single homeless young people with complex support needs including those involved in serious youth violence, mental ill health and other hard-to-reach groups.

This is an exciting time to join us, with amazing young people and colleagues to work with. We are seeking someone who can make a difference in young people’s lives and who embraces the diversity of those we work with.

About the role:

  • To provide a high quality accommodation based support service to single homeless young people with complex support needs in a busy site with multiple services.

  • To lead and inspire staff, ensuring that they are supported to deliver the highest standards of service delivery to customers

  • To maintain Health and Safety standards (including fire safety) of the site and the service

  • To develop a “one team” culture and identity across the day and night staff teams

  • To develop a culture of reflective practice and an environment which is psychologically informed, for both customers and staff.

  • To deliver a contract compliant service that meets key performance indicators and remains relevant to the Borough’s homelessness strategy.

  • Sound financial management of the service budget


About you:

  • As well as having experience of supporting vulnerable young people to achieve independent living, you must have a clear understanding of why young people become homeless, and the needs and challenges they face.

  • You will be willing to engage in developing your own reflective practice and have the ability to support your team to develop their own.

  • You will have experience of handling incidents involving Serious Youth Violence, Child Criminal Exploitation and/or Child Sexual Exploitation, in addition to working with young people with mental ill health or substance misusers.

  • You will have experience of supporting staff to deliver the highest standards of service delivery to young people. Experience of effectively managing rent arrears and voids to maximise income.

  • You will have maintained effective relationships with outside agencies including the police, social service and other statutory and voluntary agencies.


Competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme, 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays, rising to 30 days after 5 years of service. occupational sick pay, contributory group pension scheme free life assurance, Cycle to work scheme, Tech scheme, Health insurance perks (medicash)

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to Diversity and Inclusion, we have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion steering group and have engagement across the business. We encourage applications from diverse backgrounds, including people who have experienced homelessness to ensure our colleagues reflect the diversity of the people we support and society. We particularly invite applications from Black, Asian and other ethnic backgrounds as well as people with disabilities who are underrepresented in our management.

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Location Stockwell

Salary £35,020

Contract type Permanent

Housekeeping Assistant

Closing date8th February 2021

Housekeeping assistant

Hours: 37.5 per week working Monday to Friday

Benefits:

As part of your employment package with us, we offer:

  • a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme,
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years
  • option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave
  • a health cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits
  • occupational sick pay
  • contributory group pension scheme
  • free life assurance
  • cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans

Covid 19

Our priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and the homeless people we house and support.

We are fully complying with the Government’s Laws and guidance on social distancing and infection control, to keep our colleagues and homeless residents safe throughout the pandemic. All of our policies and procedures have been updated to ensure covid-safe working practices are followed. We have installed screens between desks in offices within our supported accommodation, and changed layouts and use of meeting rooms in our services to ensure maximum social distancing. All colleagues have access to PPE and hand sanitiser in the workplace. Our Head Office is currently closed, with all central teams working from home, and we will continue to review this situation on an ongoing basis.

About the role

You will be required to clean communal spaces, staff offices, and void rooms

About you

As well as being motivated, committed and personable, the post holder should have:

  • Some experience of working in a cleaning / housekeeping role
  • A reasonable standard of numeracy, literacy and IT skills.
  • An understanding of and commitment to Diversity & Equality
  • The ability to show empathy to disadvantaged groups
  • Good communication skills both orally, written and electronic
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to maintain a good standard of written records
  • The ability to work changing shift patterns, including evenings and weekends as required
  • The ability to remain enthusiastic and committed in the role
  • The ability use initiative

About Evolve Housing + Support

Evolve Housing and Support work in the London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, and the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. We are the third largest provider of homelessness accommodation in London and work with people of all ages, providing housing, support and guidance to empower them towards independent living and to building a better life.

Your application

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.

If you are interested in applying for this position please go to the Work For Us page of the Evolve website https://www.evolvehousing.org.uk/work-for-us/ and complete the on line application.

Please ensure that you give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this job.

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Location Upper Norwood

Salary £20,760

Contract type Permanent

Support Worker

Closing date10th February 2021

Support Worker

Aim of the role: To support and empower our customers to increase their life skills

Salary: £23,690 per annum

Location: Upper Norwood, Young people service

Contract: Fixed Term until 31 May 2021

Hours: 37.5 per week. Working on shift which is 5 days a week over a 7 day rota, including early mornings, evenings and weekends.

Benefits:

As part of your employment package with us, we offer:

a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme,

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years

option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave

a health cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits

occupational sick pay

contributory group pension scheme

free life assurance

cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans

About the Role

This service is an 80-bed service for single homeless people aged 18-30.

You will support the people we work with, our customers, to reach their potential and improve their quality of life through aspirational goal setting. You will engage with and empower them to:

Identify their strengths as part of our asset-based approach and identify their needs, opportunities, rights and responsibilities

Plan what they want to achieve and take appropriate action

Take part in activities and opportunities that generate aspiration and confidence

You will act as the link between the people we work with and a range of local authority, community and voluntary sector providers.

About You

As well as having experience of working with vulnerable people, you must have a clear understanding of why people become homeless, and the needs and challenges they face.

You will be required to take on a caseload of customers, with responsibility for key working, co-ordinating support packages and proactively ensuring all required tasks and activities are completed.

You will be part of a dedicated and supportive team, and so will need to demonstrate a positive and inclusive approach. You must be able to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing, and be competent in the use of Microsoft Office Word and Excel applications.

About Evolve Housing + Support

Evolve is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year.

We believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help break the cycle of homelessness and help them move forward with their lives.

We offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. We work with young parents and children at risk of exclusion to build the skills and resilience that can help prevent homelessness. We campaign to end street homelessness. We build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.

Our mission is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness reach their potential, and move on to live happy, fulfilled lives.

Your application

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.

Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this job.

Covid Statement

Our priority is the health, safety and wellbeing of our colleagues and the homeless people we house and support.

We are fully complying with the Government’s Laws and guidance on social distancing and infection control, to keep our colleagues and homeless residents safe throughout the pandemic. All of our policies and procedures have been updated to ensure covid-safe working practices are followed. We have installed screens between desks in offices within our supported accommodation, and changed layouts and use of meeting rooms in our services to ensure maximum social distancing. All colleagues have access to PPE and hand sanitiser in the workplace. Our Head Office is currently closed, with all central teams working from home, and we will continue to review this situation on an ongoing basis.

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Location Upper Norwood

Salary 23690

Contract type Temporary

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