Women’s Hostel Vacancies

Southend on Sea
£23,166, £17,891 Or £16,481
10 Nov 2016
08 Dec 2016
Contract Type

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.

We are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals to join the team on 1st February 2017 to help HARP to End Rough Sleeping by 2018.

These opportunities are at White Heather House, which provides both medium and short term accommodation to women affected by homelessness. The service operates a model of personalised support in order to address a wide range of presenting needs. Those we support are often affected by substance misuse, unemployment, physical health and mental health issues. Whatever their story, we aim for the same ending; self-esteem, employability and independent living. The team work with service users to address their support needs in a holistic way, with a view to supporting them into independent housing in the community when they are ready to do so.

Below are the various roles available showing the salaries and hours for each. Please ensure you show the Reference for the role on your application.

Women’s Hostel Co-ordinator

Salary Point: 26 – 28 starting at £23,166 rising incrementally to £24,717
Location: Southend on Sea
Contract Type: Permanent 37 hours per week
Ref: WHC

Women’s Hostel Project Worker
Salary Point; 18 - 21 starting at £17,891 pro rata rising incrementally to £19,939 rata per annum
Location: Southend-on-Sea
Contract Type: Permanent, 30 hours per week

Women’s Hostel Support Worker x 4
Salary: Point 14 - 17 starting at £16,481 pro rata rising incrementally to £17,547 pro rata per annum for each post based on the advertised hours
Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract Type 1: Permanent, 25 hours per week (x 2 posts)
Ref: WHSW1

Contract Type 2: Permanent, 15 hours per week (x 1 post)
Ref: WHSW2

Contract Type 3: Permanent, 13 hours per week (x 1 post)
Ref: WHSW3

To be considered for one of these roles, you will need to demonstrate the ability to work within a highly effective, person centred accommodation service for service users with multiple and complex needs that include substance use and mental health. This experience must include the holistic assessment of need, support and risk, and multi-agency casework

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 operates is essential.

With regard to the Support Worker roles, we are happy to consider applicants without experience in this field that can demonstrate empathy and an enthusiasm for the role.

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 pro rata, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme with a 3% employer contribution (from January 2017), and the opportunity to work with colleagues that strive to transform lives.

If you are interested in this position the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional knowledge required and an application form can be found at our website via the button below.

If you would like to discuss any of the roles please contact Diane Ainslie, Service Manager on 01702 430696.

To apply, download an application from our website www.harpsouthend.org.uk by clicking apply or contact: Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000

Closing date: 8th December 2016 (noon)
Shortlisting: 9th December 2016
Interview dates: 15th & 16th December 2016
Anticipated start date Tuesday 1st February 2017

Charity No: 1098126

Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742 HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer.