Journey Coaches & Relief Workers

Ashford & Maidstone
From £9.49 per hour
28 Oct 2020
25 Nov 2020
Contract Type

Riverside have a number of new opportunities for Journey Coaches and Relief Workers in Ashford and Maidstone

Relief Workers (Bank staff) will work on a casual basis covering sickness and holidays.

Hourly rates from £9.49 up to £11.75 for the Journey Coach positions.


Who you’ll be helping

Riverside provides support and accommodation to vulnerable homeless adults aged 18 and over, with complex support needs, e.g., mental health, substance misuse, trauma, who are rough sleeping, homeless, at risk of homelessness or impacted by homelessness


You can read more about the scheme here.


What will you do?

The Journey Coach is responsible for the delivery of individual, positive outcome focused support packages to clients of Riverside’s supported schemes and ensuring that the support service promotes empowerment and independence. The emphasis will be on using coaching methods to empower clients on their resettlement journey.


Day to day

Your key responsibilities as a Journey Coach will include:

•Delivering a ‘best practice’ support service, appropriate to clients’ needs.
•Ensuring the delivery of individual personalised support packages, reflective of different client needs, including culture and diversity issues.
•Assisting clients with day-to-day tenancy issues, payment of rent, claiming benefits, preparing units to let.
•Knowledge of ‘best practice’ in both crisis intervention and planned support working.
•Undertaking referrals and assessments of potential clients, working with them to identify the most appropriate housing solution for their needs.


For a deeper understanding of your responsibilities, take a look at the job description linked below.


Does this describe you?

You will be positive, engaging and resilient with your approach, with the ability to deal with challenging situations at times 

Experience of working with vulnerable client groups would be advantageous however this is not essential.

You will be able to demonstrate IT Skills to include a basic proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and  Excel as well as a willingness to learn specific IT systems used within Riverside; and complete relevant IT training where required.

Click on the job description linked below to see a full list of our essential requirements.


What’s in it for you?

In return for your hard work and dedication, we offer you:

•Access to ongoing personal career development opportunities through Learning Zone
•5% salary increase after 18 months’ service, dependent on performance)
•Opt-in to our auto-enrolment pension scheme (employee rate 3% and employer rate 5%) or our enhanced pension scheme (employee rate 6% and employer rate 9%)
•25 days holiday per year
•Riverside Rewards scheme and app, providing valuable access to discounted benefits including high street and online savings + Free on-site parking available


Who are Riverside?

We are one of the UK’s leading social housing and regeneration organisations. We are a group of not-for-profit and commercial companies with a charitable housing association at our core. Operating across 150+ local authorities in England and Scotland and housing 90,000+ people, we are fully committed to improving the lives of thousands of individuals and families. We seek to transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods.


Is Riverside for you?

We want you to feel empowered and that your voice is truly heard. Being a company focused on people, we treat our customers with this same respect.

We trust you to protect our customers, our people and our business and we see outstanding worth in those with the courage to take responsibility, innovate and find solutions. 

Your focus on performance and ambition is rewarded with development opportunities. With Riverside, you can achieve. 

If you’re thinking of joining us, we’d love to hear from you. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community so that we can truly reflect the neighbourhoods in which we work.

To apply for the Relief Worker role click

To apply for the Journey Coaches role click



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