Single Homeless Project
Westminster, Greater London
£25,227 - £27,098 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Lead ETE Support Worker- Homelessness

Are you passionate about helping people move into education, training or employment?  This lead role presents an exciting opportunity for someone with proven experience of working with vulnerable people, to stretch their skills and develop further in a specialist role. 

Our Westminster Support Service is a multi-faceted Floating Support service across Westminster.  We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and creative individual, to join our dynamic recovery-focused team. We are commissioned by Westminster City Council to work with 750 people a year, living in a variety of independent tenures within the borough as well as a small cohort of out-of-borough temporary accommodation placements.

At SHP you will be part of one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities, 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.  

As the Lead Support Worker, you will work to identify and broker opportunities for clients and provide support to them, in accessing training, education, employment, volunteering and other meaningful pursuits.  You will also, plan and coordinate the delivery of a range of group work programmes for clients.

The service has a forward-thinking approach to working with our clients, with a number of new initiatives being introduced as part of the service offer.  These include a program of peer support and accredited training programs in relation to housing and employment.  Additionally, we are developing partnerships with learning disability teams, providing surgeries for people on the autistic spectrum, working with care leavers and working with people who are considered to have complex needs in relation to offending histories, substance use and homelessness.  

To be successful for the post, you will need to demonstrate:  

  • Understanding and experience of working with the issues people who experience mental ill health face, particularly in relation to accessing mainstream employment, education, training and volunteering services
  • Experience of providing support, guidance and advice to people who have experienced homelessness, mental ill- health, and/or substance use issues.
  • Experience of assessing client need and developing individual action plans with an emphasis on learning and achievement. 
  • Experience of planning, facilitating and delivering group work sessions to teach and support clients, volunteers and support workers 
  • Experience of working in partnership with specialist service providers or agencies in order to establish or improve services for clients 

Closing date: 21st January 2021 (at Midnight) 

Interviews to be held: 1st February 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: SHP 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

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. 

Posted on: 13 January 2021
Closed date: 21 January 2021
Job ref: SHP1030
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker