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Housing Support Worker

Salary

£23,085 - £23,968

Location

Southend On Sea

Hours

37

Apply By

2024-07-17

Are you passionate about supporting people out of homelessness?

​HARP is Southend-on-Sea’s leading homelessness charity and every year we work with around 1,000 local people to help them overcome or avoid homelessness.

We are looking for people who bring a range of skills to the organisation to help us meet our mission. Many of our vacancies don’t need direct experience just kindness, compassion and transferable skills which may have been gained through lived experience or volunteering.

 

It is an exciting time to be joining HARP. The organisation has undergone significant change and growth over the past twelve months and we have ambitious plans for the future which will continue to transform lives.

About The Role

REF: C2HSW04

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? 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: 17th July 2024
Short listing Day: 18th July 2024 2024
Interview Day: 25th July 2024

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.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, the shift patterns or any other aspect of the role please contact Chris Applin, Team Manager on 01702 602913.

To apply for this position, please download an application from our website at www.harpsouthend.org.uk clicking on the “Get Involved” tab and the “Careers” or contact Lauren Collin on 01702 415832 for an application pack.

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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Benefits of working at HARP

Career
Progression

We will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career.

Life Assurance Scheme

All employees will also become members of the non-contributory HARP Death in Service scheme where the benefit payable is up to 3x your annual salary.

The Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

We'll provide you with an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) 24h, 7 days a week support, Including a free wellbeing app for health, financial, and mental health assistance.

Generous Holiday Allowance 

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).

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