Trainee Caseworker - Tenancy Sustainment Services
£21,831 - £23,714 pa
9 Months to permanent*
37.5hrs per week (Mon - Fri)
Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life? Do you have the commitment and resilience needed, to work with some of the most vulnerable people in our communities? If the answer is yes, please read on.
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.
As a Trainee with us, you will receive support and training to become an established Case Worker/ Floating Support Worker, who will be responsible for delivering high quality casework to individuals who have a history of rough sleeping and who present with complex needs. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and committed team and an engaging environment, where groups and activities will promote client independence.
You will also learn from an experienced team about homelessness, rough sleeping, physical and mental health issues, substance use, the criminal justice system, and domestic abuse, and build the skills necessary to support vulnerable people within the community.
You do not need to have previous or formal experience working in an accommodation-based service, as we are seeking people with transferable skills, strong interpersonal communication skills and experience gained from a varied background, who will demonstrate a commitment and passion for the work that we do.
In return, we will provide you with a comprehensive induction, a structured Trainee programme and plenty of opportunity to learn on the job; through formal training, reflective practices and from experienced colleagues. Throughout your training, you will learn how to provide support to clients, which will enable them to achieve the objectives they have jointly created in their support & action plans.
You will receive increments to your salary at six months and at nine months (subject to successful completion of the Trainee Programme).
*After successful completion of the Trainee programme, you will progress to the permanent position of Case Worker.
Closing date: 20th June 2022 (at Midnight)
Interviews to be held: W/C 28th 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