The Westminster Floating Support is a diverse team that is funded by Westminster Council to provide flexible support to its residents, aiming to enable them to continue living independently within their own home, regardless of tenure type.
We believe that all our clients deserve the chance to obtain and develop skills that empower them to lead independent lives with confidence. It is our role to provide as many avenues to achieving goals and overcoming challenges as possible for our clients and we do this in a person-centred, progressive way.
Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity. Our vision is of a society where everyone has a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilling life. We help single Londoners by preventing homelessness, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change.
As a Floating Support Worker, you will hold a caseload of clients who have varying support needs and supporting them to tackle issues, while also encouraging independence and building confidence. You will need to have a strong understanding of Support Planning and Risk Assessing as well as a keen understanding of the challenges our clients face when accessing services.
All work undertaken will be in line with planned support, making sure that clients are actively involved and that the support offered is full and holistic. You will need to be adaptive and innovative in your approach to client support and collaborative working. With the team dynamics being a major part, you will work alongside a large team and report to a team manager.
We are looking for someone who has:
- Experience of working in a client-centred support service working with vulnerable people presenting significant levels of need and risk, with an ability to devise and deliver on action plans through high quality risk management and needs assessment.
- A demonstrable level of experience and understanding of the range of approaches appropriate to working with issues such as substance use, mental and physical ill health, dual diagnosis, challenging behaviour, risk of homelessness, offending, antisocial behaviour, social isolation, domestic violence, gang-related issues, young parents, leaving care or learning disabilities.
- A thorough and current understanding of safeguarding issues and the ability to undertake comprehensive risk assessments.
- The ability to work within a strengths and recovery-based model and engage and motivate people to move towards an appropriate level of independence and inclusion.
- The ability to be self-motivating and manage time effectively, priortising different areas of work according to need to ensure deadlines are met while maintaining work of a high standard.
Interviews to be held on: 29th July 2022
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 month's probationary period
- A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
- 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 30 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
- A contributory pension scheme: Single Homeless Project will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
- Staff Health Cash Plan and discounts scheme
- Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work
Single Homeless Project 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 and are IIP Silver accredited.