Floating Support Worker (Westminster) - Homelessness
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. From supporting people in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 10,000 lives every year across all 32 boroughs.
Our Westminster Floating Support service provides flexible housing related support across all tenures; it aims to enable service users to continue to live independently within their own home, regardless of tenure type.
The role of the Floating Support Worker is to support a caseload of clients within a recovery framework. You will be part of a dynamic team working to support clients housed in private rented, temporary and social housing. Your focus will be on addressing housing related issues, improving quality of life and promoting independence. This work will require supporting clients experiencing multiple disadvantages including drug/alcohol misuse, mental ill health, physical/sensory challenges and those with offending histories.
As the post-holder, you will carry out a comprehensive assessment of needs and risks for each client. You will also carry out work in line with planned support, making sure that clients are actively involved and that the support offered is full and holistic.
We are looking to recruit highly motivated and creative individuals to join a dynamic recovery-focused team. To be considered for this post, you will need to demonstrate:
- A flexible, resilient, thoughtful, recovery-focused approach to working with people who experience mental ill-health or multiple disadvantages.
- An understanding of the issues involved in working in the community with people with mental ill health.
- A belief that people with long-term mental illness, can live independently and be active participants within their community.
- The ability to be self- motivating, work under pressure and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.
- A client-focused approach to working with people, with wide ranging support needs.
In return, you will be provided with a diverse range of work experiences within the role, excellent training opportunities, and the opportunity for progression within an organisation with a history of internal staff moving into more senior roles.
Closing date: 12th October 2021 (at Midnight)
Interviews to be held: 20th October 2021
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 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.