Islington, Greater London
Starting at £26,567 rising incrementally to £29,094 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

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 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 Islington.

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. Based around a set of core principles, which are designed to achieve optimum outcomes, Housing First is about doing things differently which requires flexibility and creativity from all agencies involved.

The Core Principals are: 

1. People have a right to a home

2. Flexible support is provided for as long as is needed

3. Housing and support are separated

4. Individuals have choice and control

5. An active engagement approach is used

6. People are supported to identify their strengths, goals and aspirations

7. A harm reduction approach is used

The role will require you to work alongside the Team Manager and the Regional Services Manager to ensure we successfully support a small case load of clients with complex needs.  This tailored support is designed to test the effectiveness of the model for a cohort of clients for whom other solutions have not been effective.  

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, proactive and adapt at developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, you will have a good understanding of the core principles of the Housing First Model and work actively to ensure those principles are at the heart of achieving positive outcomes for our clients.  An overall high level of skills and experience, in order to provide an intensive outreach and wraparound service is also required. 

If you feel that you have the skills required for the role this is a great opportunity to develop your career within SHP.   

Closing date for applications: 29th June 2020 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 10th July 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.  

Posted on: 02 June 2020
Closed date: 29 June 2020
Job ref: SHP934
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker