Single Homeless Project
Greater London
Greenwich, Greater London
Lewisham, Greater London
£20,983 per annum (pro rata for P/T)
Permanent, Part-time, 10.5 up to 42 hrs per week, Full-time
Job description

Supported Housing Assistant (Waking Nights) - Homelessness

Are you looking for an opportunity to work flexible waking nights? Do you have what it takes to join our team?

We are seeking people who are interested in work waking nights, to provide cover in our Accommodation Services in Waltham Forest, Lewisham or Greenwich. We have a variety of working hours available, including working weekends or Bank holidays.

Working within a supported accommodation setting, you will be joining team of dedicated staff providing a safe and nurturing environment for over 100 young people (aged 16 and over).   Our waking night staff provide an overnight point of contact for our residents and are responsible for the building management overnight.  

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 a Night Supported Housing Assistant, you will take part in the overnight running of the schemes.  Your role is a key one within the service, as you will be the point of contact for incidents, emergencies and late-night events such as evening activities.  You will also act as the lead in interactions with the young residents; providing them with support and assistance as well as ensuring their safety within the building at night.  

To succeed you will have the ability to learn how, to work with vulnerable young people or young adults at-risk.  You will also have experience of working in a team delivering a quality customer focused service.  The ability to manage the sometimes complex/challenging behaviours of clients and adapt your approach according to their varying needs is also required.  As is sound I.T skills and a flexible, resilient and thoughtful approach to your work.

In return, we offer you the chance to gain valuable experience working as part of a dynamic service, staffed by experienced and committed individuals.

Closing date for applications: 11th February 2021(at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 4th & 5th March 2021 (subject to change)

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: 11 February 2021
Job ref: SHP1039
Tags: Support Worker, Operations