About Jimmy’s Cambridge
Jimmy’s Cambridge is one of Cambridge’s leading providers of support and accommodation to people who are and have been experiencing homelessness. We aim to help people get people off the streets and into their own home, backed up with all the support we can offer from our talented and committed team of staff, volunteers and partners.
The Housing Support Worker works on an outreach basis to support our residents living in our shared houses and modular homes across Cambridge, and to people who may need some support when they move out of Jimmy’s into a longer-term home. The role aims to enable residents to achieve a level of independence in housing that they would not normally achieve on their own.
You will be able to build meaningful, professional relationships with residents, by listening, advocating, enabling, and empowering, including helping to access support from other services to meet the needs of each resident. Tailored support plans will back up a person-centred, empathetic, and motivating approach, to help residents achieve their goals.
The role will require an element of lone working.
You will come with experience of working with people who have complex needs, perhaps who have experienced homelessness. Although not essential, you will ideally have experience of working in an outreach capacity visiting people in their own homes or have the ability to do so.
You will have knowledge of the challenges faced by people experiencing homelessness, and how to support people to maintain their homes and deal with the challenges that led them to becoming homeless in the first place.
Essential to this role is having great communication skills, and an ability to quickly build trusting relationships with people working in a non-judgemental and non-confrontational way.
As the role will involve working alone at times in the community, you will understand how to conduct risk assessments, both in advance and on the spot, and know when you need peer support. This role will become an integral part of the team, and the support from you to colleagues and from them to you, is an essential part of what makes this service work so well.
How to Apply
To apply, please send us your CV, a supporting statement on no more than 2 sides setting out how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification, and an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Closing date for applications is 9am on 21st May 2021.