Housing First Worker

Ilford, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HS1702_1613560703
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-02-17
  • Location: Ilford, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-04-18
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind are currently recruiting for a Specialist Housing First Worker, to work in the Ilford area.

As a Specialist Housing First Worker in the Female Ex-Offender Housing First Team you will be responsible for delivering support to female clients who are multiply disadvantaged and are leaving prison after a period of incarceration.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM, with occasional work outside of these hours required. Cover is required for 3 months initially, with a possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £13.62 per hour, totalling £15.26 inclusive of holiday pay.

In this position, you will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and delivering wrap around support for a caseload of up to 6 clients, and in line with the Housing First principles
  • You will be working closely with the clients to develop a personalised support plan that is strengths-based 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.

To apply for this role, you must have:

  • Worked with vulnerable adults in the homeless sector
  • Knowledge of lone working practices
  • Experience of working with individuals with complex needs
  • Work in a creative and person centered approach
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system, housing and the welfare benefits system
  • Be able to provide examples of how you may have worked with individuals who require support in these areas

The successful candidate should have experience in a specialist role with females who have experienced multiple disadvantages or have considerable years of experience as a project or floating support worker.

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Housing First Worker

Ilford, London