Floating Support Worker - Westminster Floating Support

Team
Westminster MH FS
Location
Westminster
No. of Vacancies
2
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Salary
22,059.55 - 23,765.64
Closing Date
24/04/2019
Ref No
SHP743

 

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

At SHP (Single Homeless Project), you’ll be part of one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities, 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.

SHP was founded by a group of homeless people in the mid-1970s and more than 40 years on, we still try to look at the world through our clients’ eyes, putting their needs and viewpoints at the centre of everything we do. Above all, we believe that, no matter what challenges they face, everyone we work with has the capacity to take control of their lives and shape their own futures.

SHP Westminster Support is a multi-faceted Floating Support Service in Westminster. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative individual to join a dynamic, recovery-focussed team. We are commissioned by Westminster City Council to work with 750 people a year living in a variety of independent tenure in Westminster, as well as a small cohort of out-of-borough temporary accommodation placements. 

The service has a forward-thinking approach to working with our clients, with a number of new initiatives being introduced as part of the service offer. These include a programme of peer support, and accredited training programmes in relation to housing and employment. 

Unmet needs around mental health is a key thread running through the cohort of clients we are working with. Additionally we are developing partnerships with learning disability teams, providing surgeries for people on the autistic spectrum, working with care leavers, and working with people who are considered to have complex needs in relation to offending histories, substance use and homelessness. Westminster has recently been approved as a Making Every Adult Matter delivery area, and we will be the lead partner delivering support for a cohort  of clients who have experienced multiple disadvantages in support from services.

The successful candidate will be provided with a diverse range of work experiences within the role, excellent training opportunities, and the opportunity for progression within an organisation with a history of internal staff moving in to more senior roles.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 24th April 2019

Interviews to be held: Thursday 2nd May 2019

SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer.

SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer. Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • Competitive starting salary 
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 28 days (plus eight 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
  • Regular support and development focussed line management supervision
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), available to all staff
  • Paid carers' leave and compassionate leave
  • Sick leave, up to three months full pay then three months half pay
  • Generous maternity leave (16 weeks full pay and up to 24 weeks half pay) and four weeks paid paternity leave, depending on length of service
  • Interest free public transport season ticket loan (after six months)
  • Tax exemption for ’cycle to work’ scheme and payroll giving