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Housing First Worker

Reading (On-site)
£31,496 - £35,145 per year
Job description

Are you passionate about making a lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable adults in Reading?

Housing First is an innovative approach to supporting the most excluded and hard to reach clients. It focuses on finding housing first and then addresses the issues that have contributed to an individual’s homelessness.

The new Reading Housing First service aims to support hard to reach clients with complex needs by sourcing independent tenancies and providing intensive support into long term accommodation. By adopting a flexible, creative and personalised approach, the service aims to support individuals to manage their tenancies in the community and rebuild their lives. The innovative new Housing First and Complex Couples Move on Support service will continue to support individuals, as well as helping couples who have experienced homelessness and struggled to stay in long term accommodation to find and keep a home, together.

  • In the role of Housing First Worker, you will work 9-5 Monday to Friday, working with a person centred approach to support clients in their own homes as well as in the community.
  • You will be responsible for managing a small caseload of client’s day to day, delivering ongoing and intensive support to help people set up their home, with the overall goal of supporting them to sustain their tenancy and achieve individual goals and aspirations.
  • You will develop the skills to build and maintain effective relationships with local partner agencies to support clients throughout their recovery.

About you

We are always on the lookout for passionate people to join us who can work with a proactive and flexible approach. If you have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives you don’t need to have direct experience to succeed in these roles.

  • We encourage you to apply if you have good communication skills, with the ability to network and build effective relationships with a variety of people, a good understanding of the complex issues faced by homeless people and the difficulties they experience in accessing services, and an interest in developing skills and knowledge to support clients.
  • We will provide support and supervision to help you work independently and comfortably as a lone worker to support clients and effectively manage your own caseload.

How to apply

To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document’ tab on the advert page on our website.

To find out more and apply please go to the St Mungo’s careers page on our website.  

Closing date: 10 am on 11 June 2024

Interview and assessments on: 19 June 2024

What we offer

  • Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
  • A Diverse and Inclusive Workplace
  • Great Pay and Other Benefits
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St Mungo's View profile Company size Size: More than 1000
Posted on: 24 May 2024
Closed date: 10 June 2024 at 10:00
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker