Hourly Rate: £8.70 - Support Workers
Contract Type: Casual Contract
HARP (Homeless Action Resource Project) is an exciting and innovative organisation for the homeless that provides accommodation, advice and support tailored to the specific needs of homeless people in the Southend-on-Sea area to enable them to live independently within the community.
We are looking for experienced and passionate people to join our relief worker bank to cover recruitment, weekends, sickness, maternity and other absences at our 18-bed emergency hostel and busy day centre.
All relief workers placed in a support worker capacity will work as part of a team, cover core key working duties and will need to have a good understanding of the issues involved in delivering effective support services to a range of homeless and vulnerable people.
Relief workers are casual workers who are called on as and when required and will need to be able to work flexibly and be willing to work shifts.
The ideal candidate will have:
• Ability to manage difficult situations, and deal with them calmly, efficiently and effectively
• An empathy and understanding for homeless people, especially those who have complex needs.
• Have the skills to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team, with the availability to work unsociable hours, including evenings, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays
For more information and to apply, please visit our website and click on the “Get Involved” tab and then “Careers” to download an application form, click apply to be directed.
Closing Date: 3rd October 2017 (noon)
Short listing Day: 4th October 2017
Interview Day: 13th October 2017
Charity No: 1098126. Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742
HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer