Specialist Housing First Worker

  • Job Reference: SHP1210
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2022
  • Recruiter: Single Homeless Project
  • Location: Redbridge
  • Salary: £27,640 to £30,269
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

We have two exciting specialist roles within the organisation, delivering the successful Housing First Model to some of the most vulnerable rough sleepers in the London Borough of Redbridge (Ilford, Essex).

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.

Housing First is an innovative approach, proven to successfully support people with repeat histories of homelessness and who experience multiple disadvantages, into independent and stable accommodation.  Once housed, they are provided with the supportive services and connections to community-based support, so that they can sustain their housing and avoid returning to homelessness.

Your role as a Specialist Housing First Worker, will require you to work alongside a wider team involving other Specialist Housing First Workers, Navigators and Managers, to ensure support is delivered to the most vulnerable rough sleepers in the Borough. You will be responsible for managing a small caseload of up to 7 clients, providing them with one to one intensive support, that will be offered within the client’s home as well as within the community. 

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, proactive and adept at developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, you will have an understanding of the core principles of the Housing First Model and work actively to ensure that these principles are at the heart of achieving positive outcomes for our clients. Along with a good working knowledge of London's private rented market and the current welfare system, you will also have a passion for supporting highly vulnerable adults with complex or multiple health needs.

If you want to be part of a high-performing service and are keen to shape as well as prevent rough sleeping in Redbridge, then we would like to hear from you. We also welcome applications from people with experience and transferable skills in areas of work such as, tenancy sustainment, floating support or support work within an accommodation based settings.

Closing Date: 30th January, 2022

Interviews to be held on: 14th 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.