Lewisham, Greater London
Starting at £24,732 rising incrementally to £26,567 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We have an additional role within our Opportunities team for a Recovery and Opportunities Co-ordinator.

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.

As part of SHP’s Opportunities Programme, you will be responsible for designing, implementing and co-ordinating a recovery-focused activities and group work programme, within designated housing schemes.  This will be co-produced with clients, within a Psychologically Informed Environment (PIE); an approach to supporting and working with clients, which SHP provides a comprehensive training programme to all staff within client services.

You will also facilitate group work and activities, as well as coach and support staff members, volunteers, students, clients and peers, to lead on groups and activities themselves.  Other responsibilities include working with partnership agencies, to ensure the programme meets the needs of clients, supports their recovery and their move towards independent accommodation. 

To be successful, you will have experience of working with people who have needs in the following areas; mental and physical health, substance use or offending.  You will also have experience of developing, facilitating, co-ordinating and group working, as well as the ability to teach, coach and support staff and clients to develop and run groups.  Additionally, experience in developing and maintaining positive partnership relationships with a range of internal and external providers and services, is also required.

We welcome and encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team that is made up of diverse individuals, skills, experiences and abilities.  Due to current under –representation, we therefore particularly encourage applications from individuals within our Black and Asian communities and from individuals with lived experience of services.   

Closing: 21st July 2020 (at Midnight)

Interviews:  during August 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
  • 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.  In the London Homelessness Awards 2019 one of our Projects was commended for their work.  

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Posted on: 26 June 2020
Closing date: 21 July 2020
Job ref: SHP943
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker
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