Housing First Project Worker
Job description and person specification
Recruitment of ex-offenders policy
Salary: Point 11, £24,054 rising incrementally to Point 16, £26,357 per annum
Contract type: Permanent
Hours: Full Time (37 hours per week)
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Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?
HARP is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff and volunteers work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.
As a charitable registered provider of short-term social housing operating in Southend-on-Sea, we believe everyone should have a home of their own. At times individuals may require support from HARP and other agencies to maintain a tenancy and avoid a return to homelessness.
HARP has an exciting new recruitment opportunity for a Housing First Project Worker.
Housing First is a defined approach to ending homelessness, which provides individuals with a permanent offer of independent, stable housing and open-ended, wraparound support
Who you will be helping -
The Housing First Project Worker is responsible for co-ordinating and providing a personalised, trauma-informed support service to people with complex needs facing multiple exclusion in line with Housing First principles.
The Housing First Project Worker will co-ordinate and provide a person-centred, strength-based support service in line with Housing First principles creating long-term sustainable tenancies by increasing independence and maximising connectivity with the local community.
To be considered for this role, you would need to be flexible, empathetic, inclusive and resilient. Even better, you would have excellent interpersonal and communication skills too.
Though not essential by any means, you have preferably worked with vulnerable clients in a housing or support setting before. A Full Driving Licence is desirable.
Closing Date: Open ended
Shortlisting Day: N/A
Interview Day: To be arranged
HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays with an extra day of leave awarded after 5 years' service (all pro rata for part time employees).
HARP participate in an auto-enrolment pension scheme through The People’s Pension. Where eligible, you and HARP will each be required to make a contribution to the pension scheme. Employees will also become members of the non-contributory HARP Death In Service scheme. Full details of the schemes can be given on request.
For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification above and click the apply now button to start your application, or submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information and an informal chat about the position please contact Amy Cozins 07896 517643.
Charity No: 1098126
Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742
HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer