Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?
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.
We have an exciting opportunity for you to work in our lively and busy accommodation services within Lewisham, where you will be supporting some of the most vulnerable and socially excluded people in society, to make positive changes to their life.
As a Project / Support Worker in Lewisham you will be working across 15 accommodation sites, providing an effective and high quality service to support people with various support needs. Your role will involve working in an holistic way, to assist vulnerable clients to better manage their own mental and physical health, develop social networks and improve their living skills.
There is a strong emphasis on client -focussed support planning, risk management, safeguarding and partnership working with other agencies and services. You will also help in linking clients in, with our Opportunities Programme and Recovery Service.
We are looking for individuals who are highly motivated to make a real and long-lasting change to the lives of homeless people and have some understanding of the issues that they face, including substance use, mental health needs and accessing the benefit system and social services.
You will also have strong people and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage challenging behaviour. Overall, you will be passionate, enthusiastic and keen to support vulnerable people along their recovery pathways.
Candidates will be required to be flexible and commit to a shift rota that includes some evenings and weekends.
Closing date: 1st September 2019 (at midnight)
This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant.
Our attractive benefits package includes:
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