Move-on Worker (Hostels and Supported Housing)

Recruiter
Homeless Action Resource Project
Location
Southend-on-Sea
Salary
Starting at Point 18, £18,070 rising incrementally to Point 21, £20,138 per annum
Posted
01 Aug 2017
Expires
29 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

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: Move-on Worker (Hostels and Supported Housing)

Salary: Starting at Point 18, £18,070 rising incrementally to Point 21, £20,138 per annum

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract Type: Permanent, 37 hours per week

Ref No: MW1

We are looking to recruit an experienced Move-on Project Worker for our Lottery Funded ‘Transitions' accommodation services in Southend. Reporting to the Move-on Co-ordinator, you will be part of the team assisting service users in a high-support hostel service and step-down hostels leading to move-on to independent living. You will work with and deputise for the Move-on Co-ordinator to ensure that a recovery 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.

To be considered for this role, you will need the demonstrable ability to work within a highly effective, client centred accommodation service for service users with multiple and complex needs that include substance use and mental health. This 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 annual leave, plus Bank Holidays. HARP operates a workplace pension through The People's Pension. You will automatically be enrolled into the pension scheme if you qualify. In this case, HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution (which will be made via a deduction from your pay).

Further information is provided separately which includes details of contributions and how to contact the pension provider. HARP reserves the right to change pension provider at its absolute discretion.

Closing date: Friday 1st September 2017 - Midday

Shortlisting: Monday 4th September 2017

Interview date:  Monday 11th September 2017

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 role please contact Doreen Pujol, Service Manager on 01702 602913.

To apply for this position, download an application from our website by clicking apply and selecting on the “Jobs” tab

Charity No: 1098126                      

Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer