CLOSING DATE: 29 October 2021 LOCATION: Emmaus Village Carlton SALARY: £24,121 gross per annum TYPE: Full time

The successful candidate will work alongside our formerly homeless companions in all areas of the social enterprise activities to support companions to work to the best of their ability, whilst encouraging development in all areas of their lives.

The Companion Development Worker will proactively contribute to providing a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment ensuring we achieve successful outcomes appropriate to each companion and which embodies the Emmaus ethos.

Reporting to the Support Manager, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum one-year recent, related work experience with an emphasis on mental health, addictions, homelessness and/or social services.
  • Working with adults at risk or people with challenging behaviour
  • Confidence to take on and resolve difficult issues
  • Ability to stay calm and cope under extreme pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to enable and empower rather than direct
  • Solution focused approach
  • Willingness to work flexibly including out of hours
  • Understanding of professional boundaries

If you would like to join the team at this dynamic and successful charity and have the relevant experience, drive, and enthusiasm to undertake this vital role we would like to hear from you as soon as possible.

Terms of employment

  • Working Hours – 40 hours per week: Wednesday – Sunday with flexibility to cover sickness and holidays as required. Weekends are our busiest days in the social enterprise, but we are willing to have some flexibility if you cannot work every weekend
  • Annual Leave – 23 days per annum, plus bank holidays
  • Pension – An auto enrolment pension arrangement whereby the employer contributes 5% and employees 3%
  • Training & Development – Individually tailored induction, training, and development
  • Employee Assistance – a 24/7 employee assistance scheme is available.

Application process

To apply please download the Application Pack and forms below, then send your completed application form to Chloe Markevics, Support Manager [email protected] by 5.00pm, on Friday 29th October 2021.

Those shortlisted will be invited to an interview on Wednesday 10th November 2021. Before you apply, please ensure you are available on this date.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age.