Ex-offenders Support Worker
Southend on Sea, Essex
Permanent, Part Time (30 hpw)
Salary of £18,576 to £18,730 pa rota
From £9.50 per hour if you’d prefer to work on a casual basis
Plus, Brilliant Benefits
Empowering customers to live rewarding and happy lives. That’s when it hits home!
We have a fabulous opportunity for you to join our awesome team. We support our brilliant customers who have an offending history and are at risk of reoffending.
The Rosemead Project is supported accommodation for 10 customers and a further 5 bed spaces at our move on house in Wimborne Road. The property is situated in walking distance to Sunny Southend sea front and the main high street. The property is a well-maintained Victorian house with a large back garden where we have hens and rabbits’ part of our garden project which all staff and customers get involved with.
We help our customers address their offending behaviour, to become independent and move back into the community.
"I never thought I’d have the chance to address my drug use with support from people who listen and care about what happens to me."
About our team
You’ll be working alongside our fabulous team who are super passionate about supporting customers to reach their goals and celebrating their achievements. To us we’re not just a team we’re a ‘work family’. Our manager is Alison has Managed the project for 8 years.
There are 7 of us in the team and we don’t just love to support our customers, we’re there for each other too! Ian our Support Coordinator has been with the service for 6 years and loves Kravs. Larissa our Support Coordinator has been with the service for 5 years and likes food and adventures abroad. Tyna works part time as our Support Worker and has been with the service for 3 years and likes fitness and the natural earth. Jose is our Night Concierge.
You’ll work on a rota basis between the hours of 9am – 7pm and take your turn working weekends one Saturday in four. We need you to be flexible to meet the needs of our customers, but we aim to give you the time you need to spend time doing the things that matter to you!
Looking for a more flexible working pattern? You can also join us on a flexible basis by being part of our bank. You can work hours that fit around your current commitments or even pick up some additional shifts to your main role to earn some extra cash and get paid on a weekly basis.
You’re passionate and motivated to help vulnerable people make positive and lasting changes to their lives. You’ll impress us with your ability to work on your own initiative, positively influencing people from all different backgrounds. You will have some experience in safeguarding, risk assessments, confidentiality, support plans, alongside working collaboratively.
We help change our customer’s lives for the better. You’ll play your part by assisting in the delivery of tasks that are based on our customers personal support plans, and their needs and aspirations. You’ll work with our Senior Support Workers and external agencies to assess and engage support for our customers. We empower our customers to develop the independent living skills they need, to successfully move on. Together we’ll make a difference!
If you’re not the biggest fan of technology, that’s not a problem to us. You do need to know that we are quite a high-tech company and most of our application process and mandatory learning are online. However, we’re glad to support you, if you need help
It would be amazing if you have worked in this type of environment before, however it’s your “can do” positive attitude and enthusiasm that are critical to make this role a success. We can nurture your talent, just let us know in your cover letter why you have a passion for working here!
As this is a community-based role, you’ll need to travel around to spend time with your customers. You could do this role using public transport, or if you drive and have access to a car that would also be amazing! (we pay your expenses to cover this use!)
When you join, you’ll need to have a valid Enhanced Check under the Disclosure and Barring Service. The great news is that we will pay for that to be done if you don’t have a transferrable one.
Want to know more?
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We’re continuing to deliver services for our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and our brilliant colleagues are at the very heart of making that happen. We’re doing things a little differently at the moment, so to keep everyone safe, we’ll engage with you digitally where possible. Check out our awesome video to find out more on how our colleagues have felt supported here during the outbreak.
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