Specialist Housing First Worker

  • Job Reference: SHP1246
  • Date Posted: 6 May 2022
  • Recruiter: Single Homeless Project
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £27,640 to £30,269
  • Role: Frontline jobs, Service Manager/Coordinator jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for you to be part of the Housing First Team in the London Borough of Islington.  The team deliver the successful Housing First Model to some of the most vulnerable rough sleepers in Islington.

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. Based around a set of core principles, which are designed to achieve optimum outcomes, Housing First is also about doing things differently which requires flexibility and creativity from all agencies involved.

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. 

The role will require you to work alongside the Team Manager and the Regional Services Manager, to ensure we successfully support a small case load of clients with complex needs.  This tailored support is designed to test the effectiveness of the model for a cohort of clients for whom other solutions have not been effective.  

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, proactive and adapt at developing and maintaining relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Additionally, you will have a good understanding of the core principles of the Housing First Model and work actively to ensure those principles are at the heart of achieving positive outcomes for our clients.  An overall high level of skills and experience, in order to provide an intensive outreach and wraparound service is also required. 

If you feel that you have the skills required for the role, this is a great opportunity to further develop them and your career within SHP.   

Closing date: 22nd May 2022 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held: 15th June 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.