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Floating Support Worker – Homelessness

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Hours : 37.5 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. Our Westminster Floating Support service provides flexible housing related support across all tenures; it aims to enable service users to continue to live independently within their own home, regardless of tenure type. Your role as the Floating Support Worker, is to support a caseload of clients within a recovery framework. Your focus will be on addressing housing related issues, improving quality of life and promoting independence. As the post-holder, you will carry out a comprehensive assessment of needs and risks for each client. You will also carry out work in line with planned support, making sure that clients are actively involved and that the support offered is full and holistic. We are looking to recruit highly motivated and creative individual to join a dynamic recovery-focussed team. To be considered for this post, you will need to demonstrate: • A flexible, resilient, thoughtful,?recovery-focussed?approach to working with people who experience mental?ill-health or multiple disadvantages. • An understanding of the issues involved in working in the community with people with mental ill health. • A belief that people with long-term mental illness, can live independently and be active participants within their community. • The ability to be self- motivating, work under pressure and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need. • A client-focused approach?to working with people, with wide ranging support needs. 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: 12th July 2021 (at Midnight) Interviews to be held on: 20th & 21st July 2021 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 30 days (plus paid Bank Holidays), • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary • Staff Health Cash Plan and discounts scheme • 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 are IIP Silver accredited

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