Housing Support Worker (Supported Housing)

Job description and person specification
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Salary Grade: NJC Point 3, £18,561 - rising incrementally to Point 6, £19,698 per annum (pro rata) 

Hours: Permanent, full time 37 hours (rota of variable shifts including evenings and weekends).

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Job ref: FSEHSW1

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT HARP DOES NOT ACCEPT CVs.

 

IF YOU WISH TO APPLY FOR THE VACANCY ADVERTISED BELOW, YOU MUST COMPLETE THE JOB APPLICATION FORM.

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.

As a charitable registered provider of short-term social housing operating in Southend-on-Sea, we believe everyone should have a home of their own. At times individuals may require support from HARP and other agencies to maintain a tenancy and avoid a return to homelessness.

 

We currently manage 226 bed spaces in our emergency and short-term accommodation, employ over 90 full and part time staff, and supported by a number of volunteers.

Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Are you also available at the weekends on a rota basis to put your skills to good use helping others less fortunate?  If so, we would love you to join our housing management team as a Housing Support Worker.

To be considered for this role you will need to:

 

  • Demonstrate patience, politeness and self-control

 

  • Organised, adaptable, and a good communicator

 

  • To be enthusiastic and motivated by, a constantly changing and busy environment

 

We are happy to consider applicants without experience in this field that can demonstrate empathy and an enthusiasm for the role.

 

Closing date: Monday 24th May 2021 (Midday) 

Shortlisting: Tuesday 25th May 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 1st June 2021 (the interviews will online via Zoom or in person. This will be subject to latest government guidance)

HARP will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, to develop your career and contribution to our clients and of course, the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues that strive to transform lives.

Our starting benefits package includes 25 days annual leave (Pro rota for part time posts), 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.

If you are interested, any of these positions the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional ‘Know How’ required and an application form can be found above.

If you would like to discuss these opportunities, the shift patterns or any other aspect of the role please contact Andrew Pujol, Team Manager on 01702 344516.

The application form can be downloaded 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.

Please quote Ref: FSEHSW1

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

 

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer. HARP is an active member of the “Homes for Cathy” group of housing associations, which is committed to providing services to tackle homelessness.

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