Lead Floating Support Worker- Pan London Offender Services

Team
Pan London Offender Service
Location
Various
No. of Vacancies
1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Salary
Starting at 24,415.11 rising incrementally to 26,304.07
Closing Date
03/04/2019
Ref No
SHP724

 

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.

THE ROLE

SHP are excited to have started working on a brand new partnership with MTC Novo and the National Probation Service (NPS) to deliver a pan London housing support service. This new contract started on October 1st 2018, and involves SHP providing a high quality housing advice and access service across the entire NPS London Division. With SHP staff co-located in probation offices, we work in close partnership with probation to support medium to high risk offenders to either sustain their current accommodation or secure new housing as needed.

YOU

We are seeking a Lead Floating Support Worker to join our team to deliver intensive support to medium-to-high support clients. Working with clients across your patch, you will support a caseload of up to 18 clients for a maximum of 12 weeks. Support will be focused on core objectives with the aim of delivering effective interventions that the client can sustain going forwards. If interested, please read the Job Profile for more information. 

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic worker to join our high performing, friendly and supportive team that prides itself on the difference we make to our clients lives on a daily basis. 

To be considered for this post, you will need to demonstrate:

  • An understanding of working in supported housing or floating support services, with a demonstrable knowledge of Housing and other related Legislation
  • Ability to deliver high quality, structured and time limited interventions that have a lasting impact on clients’ lives.
  • Experience of managing complex and difficult situations in relation to vulnerable client group(s).
  • Ability to effectively liaise with a range of service providers or agencies in order to establish or improve services for clients.
  • An understanding of the principles underlying a quality service, and customer focused, with proven ability to empower service users.
  • Ability to be self motivating, work under pressure, and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 3rd April 2019 midnight

Interviews to be held on:  Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March 2019

SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer.

SHP’s 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