Support Worker (East Road)

Full time/permanent

37.5 hours per week (average)

£25,520 (based on £24,500 for full time which is 36 hrs)

About Jimmy’s Cambridge

Jimmy’s Cambridge is one of Cambridge’s leading providers of support and accommodation to people who are and have been experiencing homelessness. We aim to help people get people off the streets and into their own home, backed up with all the support we can offer from our talented and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners.

The Role

The new person will take responsibility for the assessment, support and resettlement needs of residents at our emergency 20-bed accommodation on East Road. This is the first place people come to when they find themselves rough sleeping. You will joint work with partner agencies to achieve positive resettlement outcomes and address the support needs of the residents. You will contribute to the day service by facilitating meaningful activity for residents to engage with and help provide a safe working and living environment.

This role will require the person to have good IT skills.  You will be responsible for key-working residents and developing individual needs/risk assessments, support plans and maintaining the resident resettlement pathway. The role will also require an element of lone working in the building, although there will always be a second worker on the premises at all times.

About You

You will come with some knowledge of the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness, along with a genuine interest and drive to support them. You will be able to work a variety of daytime shifts, inclusive of weekends. You will be well organised with the ability to evidence a high standard of resident support.

Shifts vary each week on a 4-week rota and there will be opportunity for overtime.

Essential to this role is having great communication skills, and an ability to quickly build trusting relationships with people. You must have a willingness to be ‘hands on’ as required.

Training will be offered to people who have all the right skills and competencies, but perhaps are new to working with this group of people.

How to Apply

To apply, please send us your CV only. The Job Description which can be found here.

To apply or arrange to speak to someone about the role, email recruitment@jimmyscambridge.org.uk. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

The closing date is Friday 12th August at Midday.