Project / Support Worker - Supported Accommodation Services

Recruiter
SINGLE HOMELESS PROJECT
Location
London
Salary
22059.55 GBP Annual
Posted
07 Aug 2019
Closes
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Project / Support Worker - Supported Accommodation Services

Team: Jason Lee House

No. of Vacancies: 2

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.

Redbridge Accommodation Services is a complex needs service which consists of three supported accommodation hostels. The Service provides temporary and longer term accommodation for people over 18 who are currently street homeless and rough sleepers, who may have needs relating to mental ill health, domestic abuse, drug and alcohol use. Jason Lee House is a first stage hostel that provides 24 hour support, alongside partner hostels Green Lane; a 12-bed hostel and Well House; a 9 -bed hostel.

We are looking for innovative and dynamic support workers to join our Jason Lee House team. This is a varied and rewarding role in a committed team that works with clients, to develop their independent living skills and promotes social inclusion in the community.

As a Support Worker, your responsibilities will involve:

  • Supporting and preparing clients for move on, into accommodation appropriate for their support needs.
  • Encouraging social inclusion by supporting service users to build and develop confidence and life skills.
  • Deliver directed support to clients with a diverse range of needs including substance misuse, mental health, offending & homelessness.
  • To carry out structured client focused assessments which appropriately and creatively addresses the presenting needs of clients, and effectively supports them in working towards achieving their goals and aspirations.

To be successful, you will be capable of supporting others in a context of continuous improvement, as well as creative and motivated to inspire opportunities for clients. You will also be willing to develop your own learning and practice through team work. Ultimately, we are seeking enthusiastic, creative individuals with strong interpersonal communication skills

You will be selected for your attitude and aptitude and our recruitment process, will enable you to evidence transferable skills. There will also be a structured training programme and on the job training will be provided.

Support Workers will be required to work on rota with flexible hours, which will involve working early, late and sleep-in shifts, including some weekends.

Closing date: 9.00am , 23rd August 2019

Interviews: 29th August 2019

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