Specialist Housing First Worker - Newham

Newham Housing First Service
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Starting at 26,567 rising incrementally to 29,094 per annum
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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.

This is an exciting role within the organisation, where you will be working alongside a dedicated team delivering the Housing First Model, to some of the most vulnerable rough sleepers in the London Borough of Newham.

Based around a set of core principles which are designed to achieve optimum outcomes, Housing First is an innovative approach, proven to successfully support people with repeat histories of homelessness and who experience multiple disadvantages, into independent and stable accommodation.  Once housed, they are provided with the supportive services and connections to community-based support, so that they sustain their housing and avoid returning to homelessness. 

As a Housing First worker you will have a small caseload of clients, who you will support by applying the Housing First Model’s core principles:

  • People have a right to a home
  • Flexible support is provided for as long as is needed
  • Housing and support are separated
  • Individuals have choice and control
  • An active engagement approach is used
  • People are supported to identify their strengths, goals and aspirations
  • A harm reduction approach is used

The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of the core principles of the Housing First Model and actively work to ensure those principles are at the heart of achieving positive outcomes for clients.   You will also be highly organised, proactive and capable of developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 

Additionally, you will have a strong working knowledge of London's private rented market and the current welfare system, along with the passion and motivation to support highly vulnerable and often complex needs individuals.

Closing date for applications: Midnight, 7th September 2019

Interviews to be held: Ongoing

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 months.
  • 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 28 days (plus 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

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