Forensic Support Worker, Waking Nights (BANK)


Job title:              Forensic Support Worker, Waking Nights (BANK)

Location:             London SE2

Contract Type:   Bank Contract, (£10.75 p.h, shift patter including weekends and rate is double if you work on a                                               statutory bank holiday).

Reports to:          Tilt Project Manager

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Bridge Support (Bridge) is a provider of mental health and wellbeing services and therapeutic optimism is at the heart of our work.  Bridge believes that all clients with mental health problems can achieve and make positive changes to their lives as they move along their pathway of recovery.

Bridge has Been Recognised as a Workplace of Health and Wellbeing in the London Healthy Workplace Charter Awards 2020 at Excellence level.

Bridge have a fantastic opportunity for the right person to join our professional and passionate team of bank staff, in our growing organisation based in (London, SE2) as a Forensic Support Worker, Waking Nights.

You will support residents with enduring mental ill health, to live valued lives within the community.  This will include the provision of personal, emotional and social care.  To take part in the nightly running of the project and ensure Health and Safety checks are carried out to ensure safety of the site and the residents.


Main Duties – Services to residents:

  • Provide social, emotional and practical support to residents.
  • Support staff in taking responsibility for an allocated number of residents during each shift.
  • Assist in ensuring residents’ Support Plans are adhered to, taking into account their mental, emotional, social, financial and cultural needs.
  • Provide non-specialist counselling and advice as necessary to residents in connection with welfare benefits and other needs.
  • Ensure all tenants are familiar with Bridge Support’s practice and procedures with particular reference to the Health & Safety Regulations.
  • Monitor the taking of medication and complete medication charts in accordance with Bridge Support’s policy.
  • Assist Support Workers in ensuring Bridge Support meets the residents’ current and future needs and aspirations.
  • Assist in ensuring with staff team that each resident is provided with comprehensive information about in-house policies, procedures and activities.
  • Spend time in the communal areas with residents.
  • Encourage tenants to learn practical and social skills, either in house or liaising with relevant agencies.
  • Respect and maximise the rights of residents and promote equal opportunities in the hostel, ensuring good practice is maintained.



  • X2 Death in service
  • Pension (subject to criteria)
  • Free parking


If this sounds like you and you want to join a caring and supportive organisation, whilst having the flexibility of working when it suits you, please submit your cv and covering letter for the attention of the HR Department for immediate consideration.

Interviews will take place Monday 8th June, Tuesday 9th June and Wednesday 10th June, via video link, due to COVID-19 – details will be provided to those who are shortlisted as appropriate by Thursday 4th June 2020.

To apply please send a copy of your CV and a short cover letter by email to


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