Housing First Project Worker x 2 – HARP

Housing First Project Worker x 2 – HARP

Salary Grade: Point 11, £21,166 rising incrementally to Point 16, £23,369 per annum (Pro Rata)
Hours: Part Time (21 Hours / Variable Shifts)
Contract Type: Permanent
Office Location: Central Southend-on-Sea

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 works 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.

HARP has exciting new opportunities for Housing First Project Workers, 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’ll be helping –

The Housing First Project Worker is responsible for coordinating 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 coordinate 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: 20 August 2020 (midday)
Shortlisting: 21 August 2020
Interview date: 31 August 2020

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 through The People’s Pension. HARP will contribute 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 via the button below.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Catherine Storey Team Manager on 01702 602913.

For application pack, please download and save the documents on the website, www.harpsouthend.org.uk, clicking on “Get Involved” and then “Careers” or contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.