Housing Support Worker – HARP

Housing Support Worker – HARP

Housing Support Worker (Ref: HSW2)
Starting at Point 3, £18,065 rising incrementally to Point 6, £19,171 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent, Full time 37 hours.

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.

We currently manage 214 bed spaces in our emergency and short-term hostels, employ over 90 full and part time staff, and are supported by over 120 volunteers.
Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Are you available at the Weekends to put your skills to good use helping others less fortunate? If so, we would love you to join our housing management team as a Housing Support Worker.

The ideal candidate will need the demonstrable ability to work within a highly effective, person centred accommodation service for service users with complex needs and a history of sleeping rough.

Closing Date: 10th July 2020 (Midday)
Short listing Day: 10th July 2020
Interview Day: 17th July 2020 (the interviews will be either in person or online, this will be subject to 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), 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 Amy Cozins, Service Manager on 07852 594840.

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