Mental Health Support Worker - Housing

Wandsworth Properties
No. of Vacancies
Contract Type
23,714 rising incrementally to 25,548 per annum
Closing Date
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About Single Homeless Project

With it origins as a grassroots organisation, Single Homeless Project (SHP) is now a London wide charity, working towards everyone having a place to call home and lead fulfilling lives.  Each year we work with 10,000 people across London preventing homelessness, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing enhancing opportunities and being a voice for change.  

About the Role

The Mental Health Support Worker role, is integral to SHP's work, working to imbed an approach to mental health support that is founded in compassion and understanding whilst also working in partnership and collaboratively with other professional supporters.  Your role will include working with people who have diverse experiences to develop the necessary skills to sustain accommodation long term and improve their quality of life.   

You will manage a small case load and identify with people what they want to achieve and how our support can help with this.  We already has an established Opportunities team which is embedded across the Wandsworth Houses by the Recovery and Opportunities Coordinator (ROC).  The ROC worker works closely with the  team, to ensure that everyone has the same opportunity to access a wealth of options  

About You 

Are you committed, motivated, a good communicator and a team player?  Then we would love to hear from you.  

Previous sector experience is not essential and transferable skills are most welcome.  SHP offers a comprehensive induction and training programme.  Trainee positions are also available where applicable.  

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Closing date: 6th July 2022

Interviews to be held on: 13th July 2022

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 month's probationary period
  • 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 30 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: Single Homeless Project will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Staff Health Cash Plan and discounts scheme
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work

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 and are IIP Silver accredited.