Ilford, Greater London
£26,567 - £29,094 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We have an exciting specialist role within the organisation, delivering the successful Housing First Model to some of the most vulnerable rough sleepers in the London Borough of Redbridge (Ilford, Essex).    

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.

Housing First is an innovative approach, proven to successfully support people with repeat histories of homelessness and who experience multiple disadvantages into independent and stable accommodation.  Once housed, they are provided with the supportive services and connections to community-based support, so that they can sustain their housing and avoid returning to homelessness.     

Your role as a Specialist Housing First Worker will require you to work alongside a wider team involving other Specialist Housing First Workers, Navigators and Managers, to ensure support is delivered to most the vulnerable rough sleepers in the Borough. As a Specialist Housing First Worker, you will be responsible for managing a small caseload of up to 7 clients, providing them with one to one intensive support that will be offered within the client’s home as well as in within the community   

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, proactive and adept at developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  Additionally you will have an understanding of the core principles of the Housing First Model and work actively to ensure that these principles are at the heart of achieving positive outcomes for our clients.   Along with a good working knowledge of London's private rented market and the current welfare system, you will also have a passion for supporting highly vulnerable adults with complex or multiple health needs.   

If you want to be part of a high-performing service that uses a person-centred approach and are keen to shape as well as prevent rough sleeping in Redbridge, then we would like to hear from you.  We also welcome applications from people with experience and transferable skills in areas of work such as, tenancy sustainment, floating support or support work within an accommodation-based setting. 

Closing date: 11th June 2019 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held on: 19th June 2019

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.  


Refreshed on: 02 June 2020
Closed date: 11 June 2020
Job ref: SHP928
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker