Employment and Housing Navigator- Homelessness

Team
West London U35 Service
Location
West London locations
No. of Vacancies
1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
37.5 (Mon - Fri)
Salary
Starting at 26,246 rising incrementally to 28,193 per annum
Closing Date
18/08/2022
Ref No
SHP1285

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.

We have a new opportunity for you to join our new West London Housing service. The service is designed to support under 35’s into employment and private rented sector accommodation.  We receive referrals from across 7 West London boroughs with the aim of supporting under 35’s with low to medium support needs, into PRS accommodation which we have already sourced.

As the Employment and Housing Navigator, you will a hold a caseload of clients who require support to move on into shared/HMO PRS accommodation.  You will provide bespoke casework support, helping clients to identify their strengths, maintain their tenancy and access employment, before supporting them into independent accommodation after 12-18 months.  

You will also undertake a range of activities with clients that focus on identifying and developing their ability to live independently, as well as to manage practical elements of independent living; such as paying rent, setting up and managing utilities, liaising with landlords and other agencies.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, proactive and adept at developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, you will have a good understanding of tenancy support and routes into employment.  An overall high level of skills and experience, in order to provide a bespoke service is also required. 

If you feel that you have the skills required for the role, this is a great opportunity to further develop them and your career within Single Homeless Project. There will also be opportunities for you to work from home.

Closing date: 18th August 2022 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 26th August 2022

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 month's probationary period
  • 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.