DC026 – Housing First Worker
£18,825 per annum
37 hours per week
Closing Date – 7th December 2020
Do you have a relevant Homelessness, Supported housing, or Customer Service qualification (NVQ, HNC) or at equivalent experience of working within a similar role? Do you have experience of working within a Homeless Organisation, Supported Housing or local authority environment Housing department or a registered landlord
Do you have experience of, and commitment to, promoting and implementing equal opportunities, diversity and inclusion for vulnerable people? Do you have experience of working respectfully with individuals offering advice, guidance and support on housing and appropriate tenancy related information?
Do you have experience of Housing Management practice and knowledge of Housing legislation & welfare benefit legislation? Do you have experience using a Housing Management software system?
If so, the role of Housing First Property Sustainment Worker could be for you.
Changing Lives is a national charity that supports over 17,000 people each year. We are a well-respected, growing organisation dedicated to supporting the most vulnerable people across the UK.
We began as a soup run supporting people who were homeless in the North East over 45 years ago, and are proud to still have our main base and central office in the North East. Since 1970, our services have grown and developed to support people experiencing a wide range of personal challenges, including addiction and recovery programmes, employment guidance, help for people in prison or on probation, and support for people experiencing sexual exploitation or domestic abuse.
We’re looking for committed and compassionate professionals who share our enthusiasm for changing lives
About the job
The overall philosophy of Housing First is to provide a stable, independent home and intensive personalised support and case management to homeless people with multiple and complex needs. Housing is seen as a human right by Housing First services. There are no conditions around ‘housing readiness’ before providing someone with a home; rather, stable housing is viewed as a safe place from which other issues can be addressed.
In this role you will work as part of a wider Housing First Team in Doncaster. To develop, maintain and deliver a model of dispersed properties in a community setting. You will be supporting individuals who have a range of needs offering a bespoke offer to ensure they have the skills and resilience to live independently. To ensure the safety and security of all individuals living in community based dispersed properties.
Apply for the job
Want to know more about this extremely exciting and rewarding opportunity? Download the full job description and application form and forward a completed application form to email@example.com
We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities.