Intensive Floating Support Worker - Homelessness
About the role:
As an Intensive Floating Support Worker, you will be supporting vulnerable people moving from Lambeth hostels and into the private rented sector (PRS). You will also be responsible for reducing the risk of repeat homelessness, providing intensive support to prevent tenancy breakdown and homelessness, and promoting independence and social inclusion.
In your role, you will a hold a caseload of clients who require intensive support to move on into PRS accommodation; these clients will come via the Hostel Pathway. You will undertake a range of activities with clients and focus on identifying and developing a client’s ability to live independently, as well as to manage practical elements of independent living such as; paying rent, setting up and managing utilities, liaising with landlords and other agencies.
- Experience of building and maintaining relationships with landlords and lettings agents in the private rented sector and/or other types of housing provider
- An up to date working knowledge of welfare benefits and reform and its relation housing as well as a good understanding of tenure law. An ability to advise others as and when needed.
- Ability to work in close partnership with external agencies and effectively liaise with a range of service providers or agencies in order to establish or improve services for clients /people.
- Ability to be self-motivating and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.
In return, you will receive a comprehensive induction into the organisation and continuous support and development, within your role.
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.
We love what we do and we're passionate about making a difference to the lives of the people we work with.
Single Homeless Project grew out of an understanding of the needs of homeless and socially excluded people in London, and 40 years on, this remains the driving force shaping the organisation today. We work with our clients as equals in a spirit of trust and mutual respect, trying to put their needs and views at the centre of everything we do.
As employees are our greatest asset, we strive to maintain a culture in which they are supported and listened to, developing services in a responsive and flexible way which draws on the energy, commitment and expertise of our people.
Closing date: 30th November 2023 (at Midnight)
Interviews to be held: 7th December 2023
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.
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