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

Trainee Project / Support Worker - Young People's Services

Waltham Forest, London

Are you seeking an opportunity to develop or start a career in 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 Waltham Forest.

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.

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 teamwork.

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.

If you think you have what it takes, then we would love to hear from you.

Closing date: 21st October 2021 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 2nd 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: 15 October 2021
Closed date: 21 October 2021
Job ref: SHP1178
Tags: Support Worker, Social Work