The Highway House Shelters is more than a homeless shelter. We have a shelter in Tottenham that houses 50 men at a time and a shelter in Islington that houses 6 women at a time. Since we opened our doors in 2009, over 850 people have been helped with shelter, food and counselling, along with the opportunity for much needed companionship with others. We also provide employment training.
We help those who have fallen on difficult times in their lives and need a helping hand. This includes those who are some of the most disenfranchised in our communities and without our help, would simply not be able to access other shelters in London. (including those with no recourse to public funds) Many have misused alcohol and drugs and have lost contact with their families and friends. We work to help them rebuild their lives, rebuild their confidence and rebuild themselves.
The Highway House shelters work with a range of public services to ensure we are able to offer the fullest support to our residents. We are open to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have no set time limit on an individuals stay. Instead, we work diligently with each person to ensure when they leave us they are ready to be independent once again and return to a full and fruitful life.
Job Vacancies at the Highway House
Highway House is an independent registered charity, our team of volunteers have offered shelter and support for homeless men since 2008.This has included overnight sleeping facilities, meals, showers, laundry, support with health and welfare issues. Many of our guests have multiple issues in terms of returning to mainstream society, we have however managed to develop our support to assist people and we now intend to develop this further.
We have been successful in securing funds from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme. This will enable us to maintain our current provision and additionally a day care centre two days per week. We are now inviting applications for the following posts:
Project Manager, this a full time post with overall responsibility for managing the running of the centre, supervising staff, and most importantly ensuring our guests are supported. Please see the Job Description for further details.
Support Worker, there are two positions for this part time post (18.5 hours a week) and will involve welcoming new guests and engaging current guests. We are committed to helping guests to progress their independence, this will include finding out what their needs are and developing a pathway of support e.g. engaging with health and welfare agencies, seeking employment, housing etc as well as any others who can support our guests. It will also involve working with volunteers, supporting them and learning from them.
Administrator, this is a 30 hour per week post. It will involve financial recording, collecting outcomes and outputs and recording these so we can demonstrate our impact. We will be using the Lamplight “outcomes star” to monitor and evaluate guest’s progress, training will be provided.
Please click on the links below for the individual Job Descriptions and Person Specifications.
The closing date for applications is January Monday 18th February 2019.
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Congratulations to Pastor Alex Gyasi founder and Senior Pastor of Highway of Holiness church & CEO of the Highway House shelter on receiving his MBE in the 2019 New Years Honours. This was awarded to him for his services to the community in Haringey, London (U.K).
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