Housing Support Worker
Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?
HARP is a Southend-on-Sea charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff 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 1200 lives every year.
Job Title: Housing Support Worker hours will include evening (up to midnight) and weekend working.
Salary: Starting at Point 14, £18,065 rising incrementally to Point 17, £19,171 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent Full time and Part time posts available. Full time, 37 hours per week and part time hours to be agreed.
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We are looking to recruit several Housing Support Workers for our hostel and supported accommodation services in Southend, to provide floating support to our residents. Reporting to one of our Floating Support Co-ordinators, you will be part of the team assisting service users in a support hostel services and step-down hostels leading to move-on to independent living. You will need to be flexible and work with the Co-ordinator to ensure that a focussed service is provided to service users and that the service is operated in line with HARP values, procedures and legal requirements and that it meets the funder’s and service user’s needs.
To be considered for this role, you will need the demonstrable ability to work within a highly effective, person centred accommodation service for service users some with complex needs
Organised, adaptable, and an excellent communicator, you will be enthusiastic about working in a psychologically informed environment, and creative in your approach to service delivery. You are resilient in, and motivated by, a constantly changing and busy environment. A good understanding of the regulatory and financial environment within which accommodation based support services operate is essential. Car owner/drivers preferred.
HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career and contribution to our clients. Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution.
Closing date: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Shortlisting: Wednesday 3rd April 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 10th April 2019
If you are interested in this position the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional Know How required and an application form can be found at our website via the button below and click on the “Get Involved” tab and then “Careers”.
Charity No: 1098126
Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742
HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer