Enablement Worker

About The Role

At Saha we are dedicated to providing comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement, for people who have recently experienced homelessness and who are in need of support and accommodation.

Mildmay House works to enable the growth of people’s strengths and talents supporting them to develop their skills and resources to transform their lives overcoming barriers such as alcohol and drug dependencies, and enable independent living.

The Enablement Worker will engage creatively with people who have multiple and challenging complex needs who have experienced long periods of homelessness, rough sleeping, substance use and enduring long term mental illness to identify, and enable the growth of their strengths and talents, working with them to develop the skills and resources to transform their lives and enable independent living. 
What you will be doing:

  • Delivering high quality, effective, timely and person centred assessments for allocated clients to identify and prioritise needs.
  • Providing support to clients in order to manage personal care needs e.g.

    personal hygiene.
  • Developing services specifically focusing on reducing the number of drug and alcohol admissions to emergency services.
  • Pro-actively addressing deterioration in physical and emotional well-being, isolation and exclusion.
  • Ensuring the standard of accommodation and grounds are of a consistently high level through communication and practical means.

    This includes assisting with clearing clients’ rooms, identifying and reporting repairs and maintaining equipment to high standard

About The Candidate

A Support Worker will instinctively share Saha’s delivery values and behaviours, loving your work, helping people to thrive and always finding a way to be effective.

You will need to:
  • Have experience of supporting vulnerable people or groups
  • Have experience of working with people who have had long periods of homelessness, rough sleeping, substance use and enduring long term mental illness (desirable)
  • Be a confident and capable communicator, not fazed by difficult situations
  • Be able to build trusting, professional relationships and have a high level of resilience.
  • Take an asset-based approach to empowering people to develop their skills, strengths and talents.
  • Have good knowledge or experience of working with homeless people, and / or supporting vulnerable people or groups,
  • Understand or learn about community resources and organisations that can help our clients
  • Able to be flexible with working hours to accommodate a working Rota in conjunction with the needs of the service and team members

Benefits of working as a support worker:
  • £100 when you start work, plus £250 at 6 months’ service and another £250 at 12 months’ service (for permanent staff)
  • 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • A High Street discount scheme (great savings both on and off-line)
  • Pension with life assurance
  • Discounted private medical insurance
  • Loans available for financial emergencies
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • A full Induction package and training relevant to the role
  • Long service awards from 2.5 years
  • Support to learn and develop your career

About The Company
A registered social landlord and one of the leading providers of supported housing in the UK, Saha is dedicated to transforming lives by providing accommodation and support for some of the most vulnerable members of society - mainly people with complex needs and/or experiencing homelessness.

Our aim is to work with individuals to build on their strengths, creating person centred, individualised strategies and plans that transform lives, support recovery and enable positive behaviour.

In order to succeed, however, we need the right people in place.

Our workforce is one of our greatest assets, but only by recruiting the very best can we continue to deliver comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.

services to our residents.

That’s where you come in.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, Saha is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We invite and welcome applications to apply for Saha opportunities without concern of bias or discrimination

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