Floating Support Worker

  • Job Reference: SHP1207
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Single Homeless Project
  • Location: Islington
  • Salary: £23,249 to £25,047
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity. Our vision is of a society where everyone has a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilling life. 

We help single Londoners by preventing homelessness, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change. From supporting people in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 10,000 lives every year across all 32 boroughs.

The Islington Young Peoples Team offers support to vulnerable young people (aged 16-24), with a range of tenancy-related support needs. The support is person-centred and also focuses on areas such as Education, Training and Employment (ETE), increasing social networks, domestic violence, gang related issues, support to address mental health needs and substance use.

As a Floating Support Worker you will support the day to day running of the Service, taking responsibility for a caseload of up to 22 clients and producing comprehensive and high quality support plans and risk assessments.

As part of the team, you will work in partnership with the Local Authority Housing Department, Islington Leaving Care team, The Family Nurse Partnership, Probation Service, Mental Health Services, Drug Treatment Services and other community groups.  All working to support clients to find and maintain suitable accommodation, access services, increase independence and improve their quality of life.

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of working with young people; including those leaving care and knowledge of Housing and other related legislation. You will also have experience of managing complex and difficult situations in relation to vulnerable people and be able to effectively liaise with a range of service providers and agencies; in order to establish or improve services for our clients.

Closing Date: 30th January, 2022

Interviews will be held: 10th February 2022

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: Single Homeless Project 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

Single Homeless Project 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 and are IIP Silver accredited.