Support Worker (Hostels and Supported Housing) – HARP

Support Worker (Hostels and Supported Housing) – HARP

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: Support Worker (Hostels and Supported Housing)

Salary: Starting at Point 17, £17,772 rising incrementally to Point 20, £19,430 per annum

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract Type: Permanent, 37 hours per week

Ref No: SW1

We are looking to recruit a Support Worker for our supported accommodation services in Southend. Reporting to the Floating Support Co-ordinator, you will be part of the team assisting service users in a low-support hostel service and step-down hostels leading to move-on to independent living. You will work with the for Coordinator to ensure that a 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’s needs.

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 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, 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.

Closing date:             Thursday 17th May 2018 (noon)

Shortlisting:                Friday     18th May 2018

Interview date:           Thursday 24th May 2018

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 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   www.harpsouthend.org.uk clicking on the “Get Involved” tab and then “Careers” or contact: Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.

Charity No: 1098126                        Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer