Housing Support Worker (Sessional)
Job description and person specification
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Salary Grade: £9.62 per hour
Hours: Sessional (rota of variable shifts including evenings and weekends).
Contract Type: Permanent
Job ref: SHHSW Sessional
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:
Ability to manage difficult situations, and deal with them calmly, efficiently and effectively.
An empathy and understanding for people affected by homelessness, especially those who have complex needs.
The skills to work both on your own initiative and as part of a team, with availability to work flexible hours, including evenings, nights, weekends and Bank Holidays
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as needed.
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.
The application form can be downloaded above. The completed application should then be posted or emailed to Lauren Collin (firstname.lastname@example.org) at HARP Head Office, Dencora Court – 4th Floor, Tylers Avenue, Southend on Sea, Essex, SS1 2BB.
Please quote Ref: SHHSW Sessional
If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Lauren Collin 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.