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Housing Support Worker

Job description and person specification
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Salary: Point 3 - 6 (£22,085- £22,968 per annum)

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent.

Hours: Full Time (37 Hours / Variable Shifts covering days, evenings and weekends)

Job ref: HSW12

 

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

HARP is Southend-on-Sea’s leading homelessness charity. On average, we help around 1,000 local people every year to overcome or avoid homelessness. In addition to providing essential short-term emergency shelter, food, clothing and washing facilities, we work to identify the root causes of homelessness, creating tailored support for each person’s circumstances. We achieve success by providing structure, purpose and training opportunities, and by providing longer-term supported housing, empowering people to take steps to leave homelessness behind and ultimately to live independently in the community.

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

 

  • Flexible to work where you are most need in our supported housing services

 

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

 

Closing Date:              7th March 2024 (Midday)

Short listing Day:        8th March 2024

Interview Day:           15th March 2024

 

HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays with an extra day of leave awarded after 5 years' service (all pro rata for part-time employees).

 

HARP participate in an auto-enrolment pension scheme through The People’s Pension. Where eligible, you and HARP will each be required to make a contribution to the pension scheme. Employees will also become members of the non-contributory HARP Death In Service scheme. Full details of the schemes can be given on request.

For full details and to apply, please download the job description/person specification above and submit your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@harpsouthend.org.uk. If you would like to discuss these opportunity, the shift patterns or any other aspect of the role please contact Chris Applin, Team Manager on 01702 602913.

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

Charity No: 1098126                  

Registered Provider of Social Housing no.4742

HARP is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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