Housing First Project Worker – HARP

Housing First Project Worker – HARP

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, working part-time on a permanent basis working 21 hours per week.

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.

Housing First Project Worker (Ref: HFPW1)

Starting at Point 11, £21,748 rising incrementally to Point 16, £24,012 per annum (Pro rata)

Contract Type: Permanent, Part time 21 hours.

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:              21st June 2021 (Midday)

Shortlisting:                 21st June 2021

Interviews:                  28th June 2021 (the interviews will either be online via Zoom or in person. This will be subject to latest government guidance)

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, to develop your career and contribution to our clients and of course, the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues that strive to transform lives.

Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave (Pro rota for part time posts), 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 ‘Know How’ required and an application form can be found at our website via the button below.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, the shift patterns or any other aspect of the role please contact Matt Pettitt, Team Manager on 01702 602913.

To apply for this position, please download an application from our website at  www.harpsouthend.org.uk clicking on the “Get Involved” tab and the “Careers” or contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000 for an application pack.

HARP is an active member of the “Homes for Cathy” group of housing associations, which is committed to providing services to tackle homelessness.

Charity No: 1098126

Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

Jamie Langstone
JLangstone@savs-southend.co.uk