Locum Support Officers

Are you a committed and motivated individual, with a clear vision of how to deliver a progressive, efficient and creative service? If so, we would like to put your vision and skills to use in our diverse organisation.

Ekaya Housing Association is an innovative and successful Housing Association operating in the heart of London. With our staff making a vital contribution to the lives of customers, we provide homes, specialist care, advice and support services to enable our customers to live independently.

Ekaya is seeking to recruit to the following post:

Locum Support Officers (Accommodation Based)

£10.00 per hour

    • Occasional evening and night working; scheme based
    • Lambeth, Wandsworth, Greenwich, Lewisham & Southwark

Ekaya is seeking to develop a ‘bank’ of Locum Support Officers that we can call on to work for us. Opportunities exist to cover both day and night shifts.

Locum workers are recruited on a ‘zero hour’s contract’ and can be offered work across the course of a year. They are not expected to accept every request to work; however if no assignment is accepted within a 12 month period Ekaya will terminate the contract appropriately.

This Locum Support Officer role, based within our Supported Housing services for Teenage Parents/Couples, requires the successful Locum to work, as and when required, at the service which will include occasional evening work.

The role will consist of tasks to ensure a consistent, high level of support is provided to all customers. This will include:

  • Delivering tailored support in line with supporting people and QAF standards, developing an agreed support plan with customers e.g. tenancy sustainment, return to education or training, and childcare
  • Working in accordance with the organisation’s values, policies and procedures to meet the objectives and the support requirements.
  • Contributing to support planning and reviews, ensuring service quality and performance are maintained and enhanced
  • Ensuring proper records are maintained as required of all relevant activities

Required to successfully carry out this job are:

    • Level 2 or above in Health/Social Care or equivalent
    • Flexible availability
    • Good communication skills both oral and written
    • Ability to maintain high standards of support provision
    • Knowledge of safeguarding and confidentiality

The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated self-starter, prepared to work flexibly to fit in with the needs of our customers.

An enhanced CRB disclosure is required for this post.
Evidence of knowledge about safeguarding is also mandatory for the post.

How to apply

Application for this post should be made by completing an Application Form and sending with a cover letter to:

HR, Ekaya Housing Association,
1st Floor, Lincoln House,
1-3 Brixton Road, London SW9 6DE.

Alternatively, completed and signed Application Forms may also be sent via e-mail to Recruitment@ekaya.co.uk.

Your supporting statement should include your suitability for the post and how you meet the person specification and requirements of the role. Please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks from the date of submission of your application, please consider your application as unsuccessful on this occasion.

Ekaya Housing Association is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

This advert is ongoing and interviews for shortlisted candidates are also ongoing.
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