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.
SHP provides hostel accommodation across London to people who have previously lived on the streets and still live with a combination of needs in relation to poly-substance misuse, mental health and a wide variety of associated issues such as street activity , offending , physical health and, often, a back ground of complex trauma. Our hostels are staffed by teams on a seven day rota, including early and late shifts made up of workers in a number of roles.
Project Workers (Complex Needs) take a lead in providing one to one support to our clients. This starts with the initial assessment of referrals to the service, and then continues with the ongoing assessment of clients’ needs and risk throughout their stay in the scheme. It will include planning and running activities with individuals and groups of clients to support their recovery, develop their wellbeing and independence and effect positive change in their lives. Project Workers (Complex Needs) play an important role in coordinating support around our clients internally and externally. They lead on maximising client awareness in Harm Minimisation and engagement with Substance Use and Mental Health treatment and services and coordinate joint working with specialist provider agencies in the local borough. Internally, Project Workers (Complex Needs) will also coordinate the work of team members in a variety of other roles, such as Psychologists, Recovery Opportunities Coordinators, Support Assistants and Trainees. All of the above makes these Project Worker (Complex Needs) roles as varied as they are challenging and rewarding.
We currently have vacancies for Project Worker (Complex Needs) roles in Lewisham, Westminster, Kings Cross, Camden Town and other Central London Locations.
You are likely to be currently, or have been previously, in the role of a front line worker working with vulnerable adults, and be looking to bring your skills, knowledge and experience of working in accommodation or similar services for homeless people to the next level. You know you enjoy working as part of a team within the hostel and wider social care systems, have the communication and people skills to work effectively with our clients, the ability to reflect and learn, and the commitment and ambition to continue your personal development and influence the way services are delivered in working with people who have Complex Needs.
Closing date: Wednesday 27th March 2019
Interview Date: Friday 5th April 2019
SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer
SHP’s attractive benefits package includes: