Single Homeless Project
Camden Town, Greater London
£21,403 rising incrementally to £25,057 pa
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Trainee Project / Support Worker - Complex Needs Services

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

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Trainee Support Worker, working within our Complex Needs supported Accommodation services.  These Trainee job opportunities, will be based in our Camden Services.

Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity. Our vision is of a society where everyone has a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilling life.  We help single Londoners by preventing homelessness, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change. From supporting people in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 10,000 lives every year across all 32 boroughs.

Our Accommodation Services consists of hostels specialising in supporting people with a history of rough sleeping and homelessness.  These services provide temporary and longer-term accommodation for people who may have complex needs or associated difficulties relating to mental health, substance and alcohol use, offending behaviour and trauma.

As a Trainee Support Worker, you will be working in a varied and rewarding role; amongst a committed and supportive team that works with clients to develop their independent living skills and promotes social inclusion in the community.  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.  The support 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 mental health, complex needs 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.  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 sleep-in shifts, including some weekends. There may also be occasional lone working within this role.

Closing date: 24th October 2021 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 9th November 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: Single Homeless Project 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

Single Homeless Project 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 and are IIP Silver accredited.  

Posted on: 29 September 2021
Closed date: 24 October 2021
Tags: Project Management, Support Worker