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
Salary; Starting Point 14, £16,781 rising incrementally to Point 17, £17,772 per annum.
Location: Southend on Sea.
Contract Type: Permanent, 37 hours per week.
Ref: DP – HSW1
We are looking to recruit an experienced Project Worker for our Transitions Project rough sleeper accommodation services in Southend reporting to the Transitions Coordinator. You will work with and deputise for 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 needs. There is also a Housing Support Worker, reporting to Floating Support Co-ordinator. Both roles will be part of the team assisting service users in a medium to high hostel service and step-down hostels leading to move-on to independent living.
To be considered for one of these roles, you will need the demonstrable ability to work within a highly effective, person centred accommodation service for service users some with complex needs. Experience must include the holistic assessment of need, support and risk, and multi-agency casework planning.
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.
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 pro rata 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. 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.
Closing date: 17th August 2018 (Noon)
Shortlisting: 20th August 2018
Interview date: 31st August 2018
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.
To apply for this position, download an application from our website, clicking on the “Get Involved” tab and then “Careers”
Charity No: 1098126
Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742
HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer