Housing Project Worker – HARP

Housing Project Worker – HARP

Salary Grade: Point 11, £21,748 rising incrementally to Point 16, £24,011 per annum
Hours: Full Time (37 Hours / Variable Shifts)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: 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.

We are looking to recruit to our Supported Housing accommodation services in Southend. Reporting to the Team Manager, your role will be supporting colleagues and assisting service users with complex needs in our first stage hostel services and step-down hostels leading to move-on to independent living.

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. Your 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.

A Full Driving Licence is desirable.

Closing date: 4th December 2020 (noon)

Shortlisting: 7th December 2020

Interview date: 14th December 2020

HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days’ annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension and a Death in Service Benefit. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will be required to make a contribution.

Applications should downloaded from our website at www.harpsouthend.org.uk and clicking on the tab “Work with HARP” and then Careers. The completed application should then be sent or emailed (clive.franceschi@harpsouthend.org.uk) to Clive Franceschi at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB.

For further information and an informal chat about the positions please contact Catherine Storey, Team Manager on 01702 602913.
Please quote Ref: HPW11.

Charity No: 1098126 Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742
HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer