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Single Homelessness Project

Lead Offenders Mental Health Worker

Job Type

Salary

Location

Permanent

Region

£27,640 - £30,269

Posted Date

South East

3 May 2022

Islington

Closing Date

22 May 2022

As part of our Islington Multidisciplinary Floating Support Service, the Islington Justice Link Team provides a flexible support to clients with Mental Health issues who come into contact with Criminal Justice System. The service also provides support to clients under MAPPA with a focus on housing need.

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 the Lead Worker you will hold a caseload of up to 20 clients, where you will support them to address mental health issues, offending behaviours, housing related issues, engaging with ETE and promoting independence. You will also be responsible for managing the referrals into the service and ensuring the service is running at capacity. Other responsibilities include, actively raising the profile of the service and promoting it to relevant stakeholders and to develop strong effective working relationships with probation officers, who you will work alongside.

To be successful you will have:

- A demonstrable level of experience of the range of approaches appropriate to working with someone with, one or more of the following needs: Mental or Physical heath, substance use, offending or antisocial behaviour
- A good and current understanding of safeguarding issues and procedures
- Experience of working in a client-focussed support service working with vulnerable people presenting high levels of need and risk
- Ability to engage and motivate people to move towards an appropriate level of independence and inclusion.
- Ability in building professional relationships with partner agencies.

Closing date: 28th March 2022 (at Midnight)
Interviews to be held: 7th April 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

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