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Specialist Support Officer - Supported Housing - London

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Specialist Support Officer job in mental health, Enfield £24-£25K, one sleep in a week, rota basis

Your new company
My client is the housing, care and support arm of a major housing association and is one of the largest and fastest growing providers of housing, care and support services across London and the South East.

Their aim is to improve the quality of life of their customers, building confidence and skills to allow them to live independently while playing an active role in their communities. They view all their customers as individuals with specific needs, treating them with respect and dignity, and focusing on achieving real results.

You will have previous experience working in mental health, ideally with a Psychology degree or relevant qualifications that enable you to provide psychologically informed practice or drug and alcohol specialist support

Your new role
My client requires a Specialist Support Officer to work on a rota basis and be available for one sleep in every week. You will ideally have experience of supporting customers with complex needs from a psychological perspective in a supported housing/in reach context.

You will provide psychological insight into the daily lives of customers by providing 121 psychologically informed support and you will facilitate in house group work. You will also provide training to your team and facilitate case management meetings using psychological informed formulations and methodology.

What you'll need to succeed
You will have previous experience working in mental health, ideally with a Psychology degree or relevant qualifications that enable you to provide psychologically informed practice or drug and alcohol specialist support.

You will also have:

  • Experience of working with vulnerable adults and the understanding of safeguarding practices
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of up to date legislation and government frameworks relevant to working with customers with Mental Health challenges
  • The ability to undertake assessments and contribute to effective team working
  • The respect for others and personal ambition it takes to succeed
  • IT skills including use of Microsoft packages such as Word and PowerPoint
  • Excellent team work skills, demonstrating both collaboration and respect with peers and customers

What you'll get in return

  • Flexible working hours
  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Fantastic induction, training, and ongoing support to grow your knowledge within the care industry
  • Opportunities to progress your career within One Housing
  • Other benefits include discounts at major retailers and high street stores, childcare vouchers and Cycle to Work scheme

What you need to do now
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Job Details

  • London
  • £24,000 - £25,000 pa
  • Full-time
  • Permanent
  • Immediate start
  • Ongoing
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