Housing Resettlement Worker - Private Rented Sector

Team
Lambeth FS
Location
Lambeth
No. of Vacancies
1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Salary
Starting at 22,346 rising incrementally to 24,074 per annum
Closing Date
23/09/2019
Ref No
SHP803

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.

As a Private Rented Sector Resettlement Worker, you will carry a mixed caseload of up to 26 people, who require support to move out of Lambeth hostels and into private rented accommodation and those who are in private rented accommodation and in need of support to sustain and manage their tenancy.

You will also undertake a range of activities with clients they have been assigned and will focus on identifying and developing a client’s 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.

You will be skilled at delivering support to individuals through 1:1 key work sessions and group facilitation. You will also deliver this support in partnership with community agencies; ensuring successful resettlement into new accommodation.

To be successful for this post you will:

  • Have experience of and a working knowledge of the challenges facing individuals at risk of losing their homes.
  • Have excellent organisational skills, the ability to be self motivating, work under pressure and be able to prioritise different areas of work according to need.
  • Have the ability to lead and coordinate case reviews and liaise with a wide range of statutory agencies.
  • Have the creativity to plan and coordinate events and workshops with a focus on engaging those who are hard to reach in the community.
  • Have the aptitude and resilience to work within a changing and developing service.

Closing date for applications: 10am, 23rd September 2019

Interviews: 1st October 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.  To read about it click here