Housing First Project Worker x 2

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Housing First Project Worker x 2

Salary: Starting at Point 11, £21,166 rising incrementally to Point 16, £23,369 per annum (pro rata)

Location: Central Southend-on-Sea  Contract type: Permanent.

Hours: Part Time (21 hours per week / variable shifts)

Job ref: HFPW1





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 works 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.


HARP has exciting new opportunities for Housing First Project Workers, working part-time on a permanent basis working 21 hours per week.


Housing First is a defined approach to ending homelessness, which provides individuals with a permanent offer of independent, stable housing and open-ended, wraparound support


Who you’ll be helping -


The Housing First Project Worker is responsible for coordinating and providing a personalised, trauma-informed support service to people with complex needs facing multiple exclusion in line with Housing First principles.


The Housing First Project Worker will coordinate and provide a person-centred, strength-based support service in line with Housing First principles creating long-term sustainable tenancies by increasing independence and maximising connectivity with the local community.


To be considered for this role, you would need to be flexible, empathetic, inclusive and resilient. Even better, you would have excellent interpersonal and communication skills too.


Though not essential by any means, you have preferably worked with vulnerable clients in a housing or support setting before. 


A Full Driving Licence is desirable.

Closing date:             20th  August 2020 (midday)

Shortlisting:               21st  August 2020

Interview date:          31st  August 2020

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 (pro rata), plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension. HARP will contribute to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution.

If you would like to discuss this role please contact Catherine Storey, Team Manager on 01702 602913



To apply for this position, please download the PDF files above, which can be completed either electronically or manually as required. If you are filling in the forms electronically, please ensure that you save the PDF files to your PC before completing and sending them to HARP. After checking that you meet the criteria outlined in the Job Description and Person Specification, please complete the Job Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (found in the Application Guidance Notes) and return them to the address shown below. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU MARK YOUR APPLICATION FORM WITH THE CORRECT JOB REFERENCE: HFPW1


Applications that have been completed electronically should be e-mailed to: clive.franceschi@harpsouthend.org.uk


Applications that have been completed manually should be sent to:

Clive Franceschi, HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB. Please mark your envelope "Strictly Private and Confidential"


If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Clive Franceschi on 01702 615000.


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