The Westminster Floating Support is a diverse team that is funded by Westminster Council to provide flexible housing related support across all tenures; it aims to enable our clients to continue to live independently within their own home. We believe that all our clients deserve the chance to obtain and develop skills that empower them to lead independent lives with confidence.
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.
As a Lead Support Worker (Assessment & Brief Intervention), you will work within SHP's recovery model, utilising joint working with external agencies to help provide assessment and brief intervention (roughly 3 months) support to people referred into the service. You will also hold a caseload of clients who have varying support needs that are linked to tenancy sustainment.
You will need to have a strong understanding of Support Planning and Risk Assessing as well as a keen understanding of the challenges our clients face when accessing services and approaches to overcome these. These roles are being created for an initial six months period, due to unprecedented demand for the service.
To succeed, you will need to demonstrate how you meet the following points in your application:
In this continued time of uncertainty, you will need to be adaptive, supportive and innovative in your approach to client support and collaborative work. With the team dynamics being a major part of your support network, you will work alongside a large team and report to a Team Manager.
We would welcome applicants seeking this role, as a job share arrangement/position (i.e. two people working part-time).
Closing date: 16th August 2021 (at Midnight)
Interviews to be held on: 24th August 2021
This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant.
Our attractive benefits package includes:
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, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and are IIP Silver accredited.