London, Greater London
£24,732 - £26,567pa (salary dependent on relevant experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

37.5hrs per week (Mon – Fri, 9am-5pm)

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated individual to join our high performing, friendly and supportive team that prides itself on the difference they make daily to our clients lives.

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 work in partnership with MTC Novo and the National Probation Service (NPS) to deliver a pan London housing support service. This contract involves SHP providing a high-quality housing advice and access service across the entire NPS London Division. We also work in close partnership with the criminal justice system and probation, to support medium to high risk offenders, to either sustain their current accommodation or secure new housing as needed.

As the Lead Floating Housing Support Worker, you will be joining a dedicated team, to deliver intensive support to medium-to-high support clients.  Working with clients across your patch, you will support a caseload of up to 20 clients for a maximum of 12 weeks. Your support will focus on core objectives, with the aim of delivering effective interventions that the client can sustain going forwards. 

To be successful, you will have an understanding of working in supported housing or floating support services with proven knowledge of housing and other related legislation.  You will also have experience of managing complex or difficult situations in relation to vulnerable client groups and in providing a quality customer focused service.  The ability to liaise effectively with a range of service providers or agencies, in order to establish or improve services for clients is also required

Interviews to be held on:  27th February 2020 

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
  • 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: 20 January 2020
Closed date: 18 February 2020
Job ref: SHP810
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work