Complex Needs Support Worker
Posted on Jan 30, 2019 by Websense Recruit
Complex Needs Support Worker - ReUnite
Salary: £24,464- £29,901
Location: London - Brent
Job Type: Fixed Term until December 2020
Closing Date: 30/01/:59
We are looking for a Complex Needs Support Worker to provide high quality support service to women ex-offenders in a residential setting who wish to be reunited with their children upon their release from prison.
The successful candidate will be rewarded by working in a small and friendly team of practitioners, focused on supporting the women through a period of transition as well as supporting each member of the team to achieve positive outcomes.
The ReUnite team is based at the accommodation in Brent. The team regularly liaise with the wider Supported Housing department for team meetings and training. Housing for Women has a diverse and experienced pool of staff. This is an opportunity for networking, sharing ideas, knowledge and best practice.
Key responsibilities include:
- To provide a trauma informed service to a caseload of up to 20 children living in the community who have been separated from their mothers going into custody.
- Undertake needs and risk assessments of each child coming into the service and develop an individual risk and support plan using an evidence based approach to achieve positive measurable outcomes in line with the outcome star and early learning goals.
- Implement and embed co-production mechanisms with partner agencies for parenting group, therapeutic group work and providing group programs to women and their children.
- Use participation strategies to engage young people and provide the most effective service for the children, young people and their families.
- Support and advocacy for children and young people through legal processes such as custody and care proceedings.
To be successful in this job you will require:
- Experience of delivering support to adults from diverse backgrounds and with mixed abilities and complex needs in a supported environment
- Experience of delivering support to adults from diverse backgrounds and with mixed abilities who have alcohol and substance misuse needs
- Experience of undertaking individual assessments including risk assessments and developing and delivering support plans
- Understanding of local and national approaches to tackling domestic abuse including MARAC, child protection, social and voluntary services approaches/involvement
- You will have an understanding of support mechanisms required when dealing with women who may require treatment in respect to drug and alcohol use and the potential barriers that there may be in accessing treatment.
Housing for Women is an independent organisation and we support women in London to challenge the inequalities they face. As a charity and a registered housing association, we are proud to have housed London's women for 80 years; providing secure, affordable housing and related services to help them make the most of the opportunities they have.
How to Apply
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You will be directed to Housing for Women's career page where you will be required to complete an application form.
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