Greater London
£22,346 - £24,074.50 per annum (starting salary negotiable dependent on experience)
Permanent, 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.

In response to the humanitarian crisis caused by conflict in Syria, the government has committed to resettling a number of Syrian Vulnerable Persons (SVPs) and is working with local authorities to achieve its goal. SHP has been commissioned to support the resettlement of SVPs across two London Boroughs; Lambeth and Waltham Forest.

With a strong focus on multi-agency working, SHP delivers support to families from the point of arrival in the UK through to successful integration into the local community. Support Workers are allocated to one of the two boroughs and take responsibility for meeting the newly arrived families at the airport and offering orientation and resettlement support through delivery of strengths based whole family support plans. An intensive support package is required, but will taper as households become more integrated into the local community. With a strong focus on employment, the Resettlement Worker will engage with partners in education, health and the Department of Work and Pensions to maximise the opportunities for the newly arriving families.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Are experienced and understanding of the issues involved in working in the community with families and an ability to support a dispersed caseload.
  • Have the ability to be self motivating, work under pressure and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.
  • Have strong networking skills and a proven track record of building positive relationships with internal and external stake holders.
  • Are enthusiastic about working with often chaotic & hard to engage clients & be able to achieve fast results.
  • Can demonstrate awareness of the challenges and opportunities faced by asylum seekers/refugees in the UK.

Please note: we are looking for candidates who can converse in and understand Modern Standard Arabic or Levantine Arabic only for this post.

Closing date for applications: 26th February 2020 at midnight

Interviews will be held: 5th March 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: 04 February 2020
Closed date: 26 February 2020
Job ref: SHP879
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work