Are you passionate about making a lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?
We have a opportuntiy for the right person to join us as a HoPE worker on a Fixed Term Contract to 31/03/2021
About the role
The HoPE team are a team of 2 HoPE workers and a Coordinator based at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Town Hall.
As a HoPE worker you will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of the HoPE project.
You will work in partnership with local authority housing options teams to prevent street homelessness.
Taking referrals from within the councils housing options team to assess and case work those at risk of rough sleeping, helping them to retain existing accommodation or secure more stable accommodation. Ensuring sustainable prevention through access to health services, budgeting, benefits and managing debt, digital inclusion and access to training education and employment. In addition you will establish a network of service providers where clients can receive ongoing support to promote their ability to sustain accommodation.
The HoPE team work closely with the Social Inclusion Team to help provide rented opportunities for those ready to move on from supported housing.
Who we’re looking for
We especially welcome applications from those with experience of homelessness or a sound understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people and the difficulties they experience in accessing services that are fully responsive to their needs.
You will benefit from existing knowledge of the welfare benefits system, housing legislation and the range of drug and alcohol services available to single homeless people.
To succeed in this role you will be passionate about supporting our clients and have the ability to engage with vulnerable clients with an awareness of the need for a supportive but assertive approach.
What we offer
- Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, South West, Irish and Women’s Action.
- Pay and Other Benefits
St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
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Closing date: 10am on Wednesday 22 July 2020
Interview and assessments on: Thursday 13 or Friday 14 August 2020
It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.