Housing First Project Worker

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Housing First Project Worker

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 - please quote on your application





Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?


HARP is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Each day our staff and volunteers 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 over 1,000 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 will 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 co-ordinate 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: 22nd December 2020  (midday)

Shortlisting: 23rd December 2020

Interview date: 4th January 2021


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 are interested in this position the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional knowledge required and an application form can be found at our website via the button below.

To apply please download the full job description and complete the application form above.

The completed application should then be posted or emailed to Clive Franceschi (clive.franceschi@harpsouthend.org.uk) at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB (mark envelope as "Strictly private and confidential").

Please quote Ref: HFPW1.


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

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


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

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer