Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Skylight Croydon is a thriving and supportive environment. Our courses help homeless people to gain employment, life skills such as confidence, qualifications and enjoyment.
About the role
As Life Skills Tutor (known internally as SMART Skills Tutor), you will design and deliver a range of lessons and courses that our members can enjoy and benefit from. You will run accredited and non-accredited courses on important life skills such as wellbeing, assertiveness and budgeting. You will also deliver parts of our internal Renting Ready course to help members sustain their tenancies and end their homelessness. Finally, you will work closely with both the Learning Team and Progression Team to develop courses and learning to respond to demand and meet members’ precise needs. This will require a blended approach with some in-person teaching and some teaching taking place remotely.
The role is 25 hours a week which will be approximately 3 days dedicated to teaching and learning and 4 hours for meetings. There will be some flexibility required in the delivery of the courses.
In working directly with homeless people, you will need to be able to build warm, supportive and professional relationships with them while assessing, supporting and recording their progress. A commitment to continued professional development is expected as is adherence to relevant safeguarding and health and safety policies and procedures.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- Experience of developing high quality, accredited learning programmes
- Knowledge and understanding of issues affecting homeless and vulnerably housed individuals, including mental illness, addiction and additional learning needs
- Experience of directly engaging vulnerable individuals in education and training programmes in a responsive and sensitive manner
- Experience of working with challenging behaviour and clients with complex needs
- Good interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain working relationships with a diverse range of providers and individuals
- Ability to effectively plan and organise work
- A commitment to Crisis’ aims and values.
- A commitment to ongoing professional development
We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.
Working at Crisis
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
- Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
- Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
- 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days (pro-rata)
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation.
We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.
How to apply
If this sound likes the opportunity for you, please click on the 'Apply for Job' button below.
Closing date: Sunday 26th September 2021
Interviews will be held on Friday 8th October 2021
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Registered Charity Numbers: E&W1082947, SC04009