Specialist Support Worker - Islington Private Rented Sector Team

Team
Islington Complex Needs FS, Islington Navigator Service
Location
Islington
No. of Vacancies
1
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Secondment
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Fixed Term Duration
12 month
Salary
Starting at 24,732.50 per annum
Closing Date
15/09/2019
Ref No
SHP797
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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.

Specialist Support Workers will provide intensive support for people with complex needs, advocating & enabling them to access appropriate services including housing.

SSW will be supporting clients with a history of homelessness who are currently housed in hostels, temporary accommodation and the private rented sector, who require support to maintain their current tenancy or move into appropriate private rented accommodation. They will work closely with a “broker” from Islington council who will source properties.       

Each Specialist Support Worker  will carry a case-load of up to 18 clients with multiple needs and will provide end to end holistic, coordinated support for each individual from first contact through to them achieving a more settled and fulfilled lifestyle.

Closing: 15th September 2019 Midnight

Interviews: 20th September  2019

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

This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant. 

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