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 Westminster Support is a multi-faceted Floating Support Service in Westminster. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated, enthusiastic, creative individual to join a dynamic, recovery-focussed team. We are commissioned by Westminster City Council to work with 750 people a year living in a variety of independent tenure in Westminster, as well as a small cohort of out-of-borough temporary accommodation placements.
The service has a forward-thinking approach to working with our clients, with a number of new initiatives being introduced as part of the service offer. These include a programme of peer support, and accredited training programmes in relation to housing and employment.
Unmet needs around mental health is a key thread running through the cohort of clients we are working with. Additionally we are developing partnerships with learning disability teams, providing surgeries for people on the autistic spectrum, working with care leavers, and working with people who are considered to have complex needs in relation to offending histories, substance use and homelessness. Westminster has recently been approved as a Making Every Adult Matter delivery area, and we will be the lead partner delivering support for a cohort of clients who have experienced multiple disadvantages in support from services.
To be considered for this post, you will need to demonstrate:
The successful candidate will be provided with a diverse range of work experiences within the role, excellent training opportunities, and the opportunity for progression within an organisation with a history of internal staff moving in to more senior roles.
Closing date for applications: Tuesday 26th February 2019
Interviews to be held: Tuesday 5th March 2019
SHP is IIP accredited and an equal opportunities employer.
SHP’s attractive benefits package includes: