Westminster, Greater London
£24,732 - £26,567pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you committed to improving the lives of those who have experienced multiple disadvantages?  Are you keen to help people lead fulfilling lives? 

SHP (Single Homeless Project) is one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities and a dynamic and growing organisation changing 8,000 lives every year across London - from supporting people in crisis, to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in our Westminster Accommodation services. SHP has been running services in Westminster since we first started, back in the 1970's. Throughout our time here, we have built an outstanding reputation for innovative and inclusive ways of working. We are now able to increase our impact with three new services that form our mental health accommodation.

The service offers a range of innovative and psychologically informed approaches to working with people who are or have experienced complex emotional distress and/or trauma.  As part of this exciting new chapter, we are looking to introduce specialist complex needs support workers across these sites.  These roles will take on some of our hardest to reach residents and be supported to think outside the box to meet their individual needs and to provide a truly person centred approach

The successful candidates will have demonstrable case / key working experience including; working with people who have complex or troubling experiences and/or behaviours.  You will also have the ability to produce high quality, personalised support and safety plans and an understanding of the laws that govern mental health services.

This role involves working as part of a rolling rota which includes early and late shifts as well as weekend work.

To find out more and apply, please go to our website. 

Closing date: 2nd October 2019 (at midnight)

Interview date: 9 & 10th October 2019

This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant.

Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • A salary increase after successfully completing six months.
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 28 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work

SHP is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces.  We are also Disability Confident Committed, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and IIP accredited.  In the London Homelessness Awards 2019 one of our Projects has been commended for their work. 

Posted on: 16 September 2019
Closed date: 02 October 2019
Job ref: SHP806
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker