Single Homeless Project
Islington, Greater London
£22,346 - £24,074 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Floating Support Worker - Islington Generic Floating Support

No. of Vacancies- 2

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

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.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced workers to join our Generic Team which is part of our Multidisciplinary Floating Support Service in Islington.

As a Floating Support Worker, you will support the day to day running of the service and take responsibility for a flexible caseload of up to 28 clients of varying needs, with a focus on tenancy sustainment and homelessness prevention.  You will also be responsible for producing comprehensive and high quality risk assessment and risk management plans on an on-going basis.

The Generic Team provides a dynamic and empowering service to vulnerable adults who have housing related support needs.  The aim of the service is to provide timely and responsive interventions that address housing issues, prevent tenancy breakdown, improve quality of life and promote independence.  

The ideal candidate will have experience of working with vulnerable people with high levels of needs and risk and an understanding of the range of appropriate approaches to working with mental and physical ill heath, drug and/or alcohol use and/or other social issues.  You will have experience of supporting people to carry out tasks which will enable people to live independently and sustain their tenancy. You will also be able to effectively liaise with a range of service providers and agencies; in order to establish or improve services for our clients.

Closing date: Midnight, 31st October 2019

Interviews to be held on: 7th and 8th November 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.
  • 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 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: 15 October 2019
Closed date: 31 October 2019
Job ref: SHP826
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work