Project Worker Complex Needs

Posted a week ago by Single Homeless Project

London, Greater London, United Kingdom
£28,247 - £30,342/annum

Single Homeless Project has an opportunity for a Project Worker Complex Needs to join our experienced and committed teams based in Waltham Forest. You will join us on a either a full time, 9 month contract (with opportunitiy for extension) basis and in return, you will receive a competitive salary starting at £28,247.60 and rising incrementally to £30,342.85 per annum (pro rata).

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.

SHP (Single Homeless Project) is one of London’s leading homelessness prevention charities and a dynamic and growing organisation changing 10,000 lives every year across London - from supporting people in crisis, to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment.

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.

About the Project Worker Complex Needs role:

Project workers will work with clients at their own pace to develop their independent living skills as much as possible, manage their prescribed treatment, develop their living skills, develop & manage relationships and build social networks. Where possible you will assist them to access education, training or employment, by completing comprehensive needs and risk assessments with clients and identifying short-term objectives.

As a Project Worker you will take part in all aspects of the day to day running of the schemes, working as part of a shift from Monday to Sunday.  You will be required to work with clients effectively; providing support via structured key working.  You will also carry out assessments including risk assessments and goal setting via SHP support planning.  All Support plans will aim to promote SHP’s values and practices.

You will be responsible for implementing holistic support strategies to address the emotional, practical and housing management needs of residents of the project. This includes assisting residents with maintaining their mental health, practical daily tasks and maintaining a safe, clean, living environment.

The role will form a pivotal position within the schemes as Project workers are the point of contact for daily events. This might include structured group work, you will also support the project leads with activities and support case-holders to carry out allocated tasks.

ELMS consists of 4 supported houses, a small floating support service and a day programme for adults experiencing severe, enduring mental health problems. The service is commissioned to provide longer term placements, with varying lengths of stay. This role involves travelling between the houses and working some weekends.

Skills and experience we're looking for in our Project Worker Complex Needs:

  • A working knowledge of severe and enduring mental ill-health, and the interventions and effective approaches to supporting individuals experiencing such conditions.
  • A Person-Centred support approach and the ability to create collaborative support plans, build rapport, and foster collaboration with residents.
  • The ability to learn and apply the principles of planned support and goal setting.
  • The ability to understand and apply the principles underlying a quality and customer focussed service and a willingness to work in a way that empowers our clients.
  • Self-motivation and the ability to work under pressure and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.
  • The ability to coach someone to undertake a range of practical tasks relating to living independently. 
  • The ability to engage and relate positively with people from a range of backgrounds and cultures.
  • A willingness to work a rolling shift pattern on a rota, Monday to Sunday.
  • The ability to use IT applications and basic keyboard skills, excellent levels of literacy and numeracy.

Our attractive benefits package includes:

A salary increase after successfully completing six month's probationary period

  • 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

Closing Date: Sunday 23rd June at Midnight

Interview Date: Week commencing 1st July

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to join the Single Homeless Project team – please click ‘apply’ now to become our Project Worker Complex Needs - we'd like to hear from you!

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

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.

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