Senior Justice Link Worker

  • Job Reference: SHP1054
  • Date Posted: 19 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Single Homeless Project
  • Location: Islington, London
  • Salary: £27,098 to £29,675
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

As part of SHP's Islington Multidisciplinary Floating Support Service, the Islington Justice Link Service provides a flexible support to clients with Mental Health issues who come into contact with Criminal Justice System. The service also provides support to clients under MAPPA with a focus on housing need.  

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

As the Senior Link Worker you will hold a caseload of up to 20 clients, where you will support them to address offending behaviours, housing related issues, engaging with ETE and promoting independence.  You will also be responsible for managing the referrals into the service and ensuring the service is running at capacity. Other responsibilities include, actively raising the profile of the service and promoting it to relevant stakeholders and to develop strong effective working relationships with probation officers, who you will work alongside. 

To be successful you will have: 

  • A demonstrable  level of experience of the range of approaches appropriate to working with someone with, one or more of the following needs: Mental or Physical heath, substance use, offending or antisocial behaviour
  • A good and current understanding of safeguarding issues and procedures
  • Experience of working in a client-focussed support service working with vulnerable people presenting high levels of need and risk
  • Ability to engage and motivate people to move towards an appropriate level of independence and inclusion.

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.  

Deadline for applications: Monday, 8 March 2021 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: Thursday, 18 March 2021

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