Greater London
£28,908 - £32,398 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Are you passionate about preventing homelessness? We have an exciting opportunity to join a unique new Accommodation Pilot as a Caseworker.


At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association our clients are at the heart of what we do. We provide a bed and support to more than 2,700 people a night who are either homeless or at risk, and work to end homelessness and rebuild lives.


St Mungo’s Criminal Justice services, has been providing dedicated services to ex-offenders in custody and the community, since 1998. We are now looking for a number of Caseworkers to join the team of this exciting new accommodation pilot working with HMP Pentonville, Enfield and across London as required.


This unique project focuses on a thorough care approach meaning, individuals will be supported in custody and ‘Through the Gate’ into accommodation. As a Caseworker you will support a caseload of individuals for a 3 year period, offering support and advice while in custody at HMP Pentonville, at their stay in hostel accommodation in Enfield and floating support in their Private Rented Sector homes. You will offer a continued tenancy sustainment, recovery and reducing reoffending support for up to 2 years in private rented sector homes and the community.


The Caseworker role will suit someone with experience of working with or supporting vulnerable people to identify personal goals and supporting them through a process of change; and an understanding of the support needs of individuals who are engaged with the criminal justice system. We are looking for individuals who are dynamic and creative with excellent communication and negotiating skills, the ability to work in a busy, fast paced environment and who has the ability and commitment to help vulnerable people to make positive changes in their lives.


You will also be flexible to work in in a variety of settings including prisons, hostel accommodation and floating support.


In return, we offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and initiatives to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. We are also committed to providing our staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.


If you believe that you have what we are looking for, and have an interest in working for a charity which makes a real difference to the lives of people who are homeless, we encourage you to apply.


Please ensure that you read the comprehensive job description and person specification for the role. When applying please address the person specification, clearly setting out how you meet the requirements for the role.


To view job descriptions on our vacancies page, please click on the document available tab above the relevant job advert.


To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s Careers page.


Closing Date: 10.00am, 7 February 2020


Interview and Assessments: 19 February 2020


It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check, will be undertaken for the successful candidate. Because of the nature of the role, prison clearance is also required.


At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are in the top 50 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2019, we are also proud to have been awarded Personnel Today’s 2018 Diversity and Inclusion (Public Sector) award and we are a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that our workforce reflects the diversity of our clients as well as the communities that we live and work within, we encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.


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Refreshed on: 16 January 2020
Closed date: 21 February 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development