Housing First Worker

East London , London
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Job Summary

  • Job Reference: AM261020_1603713689
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Date Posted: 2020-10-26
  • Location: East London , London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2020-12-25
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  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Job Purpose As a Specialist Housing First Worker in the Female Ex-Offender HF Team you will be responsible for delivering support to female clients who are multiply disadvantaged and are leaving prison after a period of incarceration. You will be responsible for the coordinating and delivering wrap around support for a caseload of up to 6 clients, and in line with the Housing First principles: 1. People have a right to a home 2. Flexible support is provided for as long as is needed 3. Housing and support are separated 4. Individuals have choice and control 5. An active engagement approach is used 6. People are supported to identify their strengths, goals and aspirations 7. A harm reduction approach is used You will be working closely with the clients to develop a personalised support plan that is strengthsbased and that identifies and responds to the range of agreed vulnerabilities and goals. You will also act as the key point of contact and coordinator for the agencies that will be required to build a team around the client. The support will be client-led and open ended and will be aimed at enabling the client to develop sustainable networks of support and promote independence. Key Accountabilities 1. Accessing and Maintaining Settled Accommodation 1.1. To support clients to prepare to move into independent accommodation 1.2. To carry out in-reach into the prisons to enable as much preparation as possible prior to release 1.3. To enable access to interim accommodation on release if more work is required before moving to settled accommodation Job Profile This document will be uncontrolled when printed Document Number: 000730 Issue Date: 16/04/2018 Status: Approved Version No: 3.0 Next Review Date: 16/04/2021 Page : 2 of 8 1.4. To support clients with the practical aspects of managing and sustaining their accommodation 1.5. To ensure that all relevant benefits are in place 1.6. To work in partnership with the client and the local authority to ensure that rent and utilities payments are in place 2. Assessment of Need 2.1. To work closely with the client to ensure a full and rounded picture of strengths and need is gained. 2.2. To implement continuous assessment with clients to ensure they are supported and have access to the resources they need in order to achieve positive and sustainable outcomes 2.3. To ensure that the service is highly personalised and responsive to the specific needs of the client 3. Support and Action planning 3.1 To work in partnership with clients to translate need into action plans that are outcome focussed, SMART and demonstrate progress 3.2 To monitor and review plans to ensure they remain relevant 3.3 To provide support that aligns closely with the principles of Housing First 4. Risk Assessment and Management 4.1. To ensure the appropriate management of client related risk, through the production of comprehensive and high quality risk assessment and risk management plans 4.2. To minimise risk to clients and others by identifying and following up any safeguarding concerns 5. Information Management 5.1. In line with SHP's client contact recording policy and procedure to record all client contact appropriately and accurately on the SHP database 5.2. To ensure recording systems are up to date and that key performance and outcome information is correctly recorded 5.3. To share information appropriately with colleagues and others involved with individual clients 6. Partnership Working Job Profile This document will be uncontrolled when printed Document Number: 000730 Issue Date: 16/04/2018 Status: Approved Version No: 3.0 Next Review Date: 16/04/2021 Page : 3 of 8 6.1. To work closely with the referral agencies to ensure that clients that meet the criteria are identified and engaged with in a timely manner, well in advance of prison release dates (as far as possible) 6.2. To work with other professionals involved with the client and to coordinate and share information to ensure the provision of an effective team around the client 6.3. To work in partnership with a full range of services in order that clients needs are met. To take personal responsibility for a professional approach that enhances the reputation of the service both internally and externally. 7. Social Inclusion 7.1. To support individuals towards greater independence within their local community

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