Floating Support Worker - Islington Floating Support Complex Needs

Islington Complex Needs FS
No. of Vacancies
Contract Type
Permanent, Fixed Term, Secondment
37.5 hours per week ( Mon - Fri)
Fixed Term Duration
12 months
Starting at 22,346 rising incrementally to 24,074 (starting salary negotiable depending on experience)
Closing Date
Ref No

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

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.

The Islington Complex Needs Team is part of the Islington Multidisciplinary Floating Support Service, which provides a dynamic and empowering service to vulnerable clients across a variety of tenures.

The Complex Needs Team offers support to vulnerable people with a range of tenancy-related support needs. The support is person-centred and focuses on areas such as Education, Training and Employment (ETE), increasing social networks, managing money, support to address mental health needs, offending behaviour and substance misuse.

As a Floating Support Worker you will support the day to day running of the Service, taking responsibility for a caseload of up to 28 clients and producing comprehensive and high quality support plans and risk assessments.

As part of the team, you will work in partnership with the Local Authority Housing Department, Probation Service, Mental Health Services,Drug Treatment Services and other community groups; to support clients to find and maintain suitable accommodation, access services, increase independence and improve their quality of life.

We are looking to recruit highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced individuals to join the team. The successful candidates will be able to demonstrate experience of working with clients who have Mental Health and/or Substance Use issues in a holistic way. 

2 x permanent 

1 x 12 months fixed term contract

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 30th October 2019

Interviews will be held: Thursday 7th November 2019 

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 28 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • 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 IIP accredited.  In the London Homelessness Awards 2019 one of our Projects has been commended for their work.