The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army

Charity number 214779

The Salvation Army is a worldwide Christian church and registered charity, which has been fighting against social inequality and transforming lives for over 150 years. The Salvation Army expresses its faith through charitable action by working at the heart of communities across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We have 750 community churches and social centres where we offer friendship, practical help and support to some of the most disadvantaged people in our communities. Motivated by our Christian faith we offer practical support and services to all who need them, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

Current vacancies

Assistant Support Worker

  • Full time
  • £18,759
  • The Pleasance Lifehouse, Edinburgh
  • Closing 13th May 2021

The Pleasance Lifehouse is a homeless accommodation situated in Edinburgh’s city centre. It is a progressive, forward thinking project that offers a wide range of support to its service users. The centre is seeking a highly motivated, dynamic Assistant Support Worker who values a Harm Education approach to substance misuse. We would encourage applications from those whose lived experience brings the advantage of a peer to peer relationship.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the delivery of support to homeless clients with complex needs.
  • Work with clients as part of person-centred support planning which includes aiding access to a range of meaningful activities.
  • Work with clients as part of the Support Team assisting to ensure the needs and actions within person centred plans are addressed in a professional manner.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to demonstrate:

  • Motivation towards supporting homeless individuals to achieve focussed and positive life outcomes.
  • Good customer service and time management skills with ability to prioritise workload.
  • The ability to form positive, supportive and motivating relationships.
  • Able to work within the ethos of The Salvation Army.

In return we offer 25 days annual leave + bank holidays; a contributory pension scheme; season ticket loan and an employee assistance programme.

Appointment subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK and PVG Disclosure.