Specialist Housing First Worker
We have three exciting specialist roles available within the organisation, delivering the successful Housing First Model, to some of the most vulnerable rough sleepers in the London Borough of Islington and Redbridge. You will play a vital role in moving clients into a home and providing wrap around support to ensure they maintain a tenancy and achieve their goals.
About the role:
Housing First offers client led support, with a proactive engagement approach, and a focus on meeting the client where they are at. Housing First recognises that every individual has a right to a home without having to prove housing readiness, therefore as a team we aim to reach people who have typically found it difficult to engage with generic services and may have had repeat experiences of homelessness.
Your role as a Specialist Housing First Worker, will require you to work alongside a wider team involving other Specialist Housing First Workers, and external partner agencies, as well as the local authority. You will be responsible for managing a small caseload of up to 7 clients, providing them with one to one intensive support that will be offered within the client’s home as well as within the community.
- Proactive, good at rapport building, and have a strong sense of the challenges faced by people who have been rough sleeping for long periods of time.
- Good communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- An understanding of the core principles of the Housing First Model and work actively to ensure that these principles are at the heart of achieving positive outcomes for our clients.
- Good working knowledge of housing and the current welfare system, you will also have a passion for supporting highly vulnerable adults.
Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity. Our vision is of a society where everyone has a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilling life.
We help single Londoners by preventing homelessness, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change. From supporting people in crisis to helping people take the final steps towards independence and employment, we make a difference to 10,000 lives every year across all 32 boroughs.
If you want to be part of a high-performing service and are keen to shape, as well as prevent, rough sleeping, then we would like to hear from you. We also welcome applications from people with experience and transferable skills in areas of work such as, tenancy sustainment, floating support or support work within an accommodation based settings.
Closing date: 2nd Jan 2024 (at Midnight)
Interviews to be held on: 15th Jan 2024 via Microsoft Teams
This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant.
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