Assistant Project Worker- Colchester
3d ago

18,146 per annum

35 (Plus 5 hours paid lunch


Full time post working 40 hours per week Monday to Sunday including bank holidays all on a rolling rota.

Nacro provides accommodation in a safe and supportive environment for anyone in Braintree, Colchester or Harlow with mental health issues.

This includes people who have got nowhere to go after coming out of care, hospital or prison, people who have been asked to leave rented accommodation, or who have had to leave their family home.

It’s not just housing. With recovery and wellbeing as our focus, we want to help people develop independent life skills, grow in confidence, take greater control of their lives and achieve independence.

We are searching for an Assistant Support Co-ordinators within the Mental Health Services North for young people within the Colchester area, Your role will be to improve the lives of young people using the service by providing direct housing related support services in conjunction with Nacro housing and property management.

You’ll be working with external agencies with the aim of achieving successful move on and other measurable outcomes. There may also be a requirement to work on your own, within the community or within the service setting.

Experience of working with Young People and Adults

Experience of providing care / and or support within another Social Care setting

Carry out initial assessment of the potential or actual service user, including any risks, or his / her needs and requirements in respect of the service on offer.

  • Maintain contact on a regular basis with service users in accordance with the requirements of the service. This includes maintaining a professional relationship and being a good role model to service users.
  • Risk assess and take the necessary actions in respect of any activities with service users including personal safety.
  • Develop relationships with appropriate external groups / agencies in support of services users' needs and requirements.
  • Respond to internal or external complaints promptly, challenging any anti-social behaviour and reporting any risks.
  • DBS check will be required for this role.

    Travel will be necessary so you must hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle and insured for business use, or be able to show suitable alternative arrangements for travel.

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