Single Homeless Project
Greenwich, Greater London
Islington, Greater London
Lewisham, Greater London
£21,403 - £25,047 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Trainee Project / Support Worker - Young People's Services

Are you seeking an opportunity to develop or start a career in supporting vulnerable young people youth work; working in a role where you can play a part in supporting young people to lead a fulfilling life? Then this could be the post for you.  

We currently have exciting opportunities for you to join SHP as a Trainee Project /Support Worker, working within our Young Persons supported accommodation services, in Lewisham, Greenwich or Islington.

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.

Within our range of supported accommodation services for young people (16 +), we aim to prepare them for independence and positively impact their quality of life.   These services provide temporary and longer-term accommodation for people who may have associated difficulties relating to mental health, complex support needs and trauma.

As a Trainee Support Worker, you will be working in a varied and rewarding role; amongst a committed and supportive team that aims to run services that safely house our young people, whilst working with them to achieve their aspirations and make positive and sustainable life changes. You will be crucial to making that happen.

Through your training you will learn how to provide support to clients, which will enable them to achieve the objectives they have jointly created in their support and action plans.  This will also include supporting clients with routine tasks and their goals relating to training, education or employment.

You do not need to have previous or formal experience working in youth services or in an accommodation-based service. What we are seeking are people with transferable skills and experience gained from a varied background, who will demonstrate a commitment and passion for the work that we do.  You will be ready to learn on the job and we will support you to develop your own learning and practice through team work.

Ultimately, we are looking for people who are creative thinkers, motivated and able to inspire our young people into leading successful lives.  In return, we will provide you with a comprehensive induction and plenty of opportunity to learn on the job; through formal training, reflective practices and from experienced colleagues. 

As a Trainee Support Worker, you will be working a shift rota, which will involve working early, late and some weekends. There may also be occasional lone working within this role.

Closing date: 2nd August 2021 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held on: 12th August 2021

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 are IIP Silver accredited.  

Posted on: 19 July 2021
Closed date: 02 August 2021
Job ref: SHP1132
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker