Specialist Housing First Worker - Female Ex-Offenders

  • Job Reference: SHP1051
  • Date Posted: 9 February 2021
  • Recruiter: Single Homeless Project
  • Location: East London, London
  • Salary: £27,098 to £29,675
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

As the post-holder, you will be responsible for delivering support to female clients who are multiply disadvantaged and who have experienced the criminal justice system. You will be responsible for the coordinating and delivering of wrap around support for a caseload of up to six clients. 

Project Kali is a gender specific service for women who experience homelessness and have a history of offending. The project operates on the principles of the housing first model and is a choice led approach which respects individuals 'decisions. This approach enables workers to respond directly to women’s complex needs, to end their contact with the criminal justice system and support them into their own accommodation.  

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.

Women who experience homelessness and multiple disadvantages encounter significantly different issues to their male counterparts. Therefore the ideal candidate will have experience supporting individuals who had interactions with the Care System, survivors of abusive and violence, psychological or emotional distress and sex working. 

Additionally, you will have experience of working with people with complex needs, as well as knowledge of the current welfare system.  Your approach will be supportive and compassionate, with an understanding of individuals who have been rough sleeping and the associated trauma

We are seeking an individual who is motivated, dynamic and has a real passion for supporting women experiencing multiple disadvantages; within the Housing First Model.  If you think that is you then join us, as part of the team that will be shaping this innovative service. 

Closing date for applications: 7th March 2021 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 23rd March 2021

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

*For genuine occupational requirement reasons we are seeking female applicants only for this post (exemption under the Equality Act 2010; Schedule 9 Part 1).

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.