Housing First Specialist Worker
Our client is a London based charity aiming to prevent homelessness. They work closely with vulnerable and socially excluded people to help transform their lives. They are currently looking to recruit a full-time Housing First Specialist Worker to support their residents in relation to their tenancy management as well as maintaining a high standard and a safe hostel environment. This position is offered on a temporary basis, initially for three-four months.
As a Housing First Specialist Worker, you will provide vulnerable homeless service users with an effective and high quality housing advice and support, following the Housing First model of practice. In this position, you will undertake a range of activities with clients, which assist in the implementation of current support plan objectives and focus on developing client's confidence in undertaking the skills they need to live independently; this may include conducting key working sessions and completing risk assessments. You will also be supporting the team in carrying out housing management functions including health and safety checks, repair and maintenance checks, supporting clients, and carrying out void inspections.
To be successful, you must have experience of key working a caseload of homeless adults presenting with complex needs, conducting risk assessments and a knowledge of safeguarding. You must also have some experience of working with offenders or clients with substance misuse, mental health or homeless-related needs, or a combination of these client groups. You will possess strong practical knowledge of housing legislation and welfare benefits. Knowledge of the criminal justice system is desirable. Please note that to apply for this position it is essential that you have a good understanding of the core principals of the Housing First model.
To be considered, you must be available immediately and be in possession of a fully enhanced DBS check that is registered to the online update service. The successful candidate is required to work 37.5 hours per week, working within across Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm time.