Emergency Access Intensive Housing Manager
Salary: £ 24,611.68 + 15% enhancement for shift work (£28,303.43)
Status: 6 Month fixed term contract until 31/03/2022 with potential to extend
Hours: Approx. 42 hours per week on a rolling rota (working 12.5 hr shifts from approx. 7:00pm until 07:30am)
Holidays: 20 Days plus Bank Holidays (or a day in lieu for bank holidays worked)
Benefits: Life Insurance , Pension and Health Plan
Based at: Sites across Wigan and Leigh
Responsible to: Senior Service Manager Accommodation
Accountable to: Queen’s Hall Action on Poverty Trustees
Closing Date: 12 Noon , Thursday 30th September 2021
To Apply : Please see full job specification and submit a CV & Covering letter
Please apply early as we reserve the right to bring forward or extend the deadline for applications, so please get your applications in as soon as possible
The Brick is a small charity with big aspirations for people in need within our community. We provide RELIEF, RESTORATION and REFORMATION by offering tailored support, hope, and opportunity to those looking to improve their quality of life. We now are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and inspirational Emergency Access Intensive Housing Manager to join our team, a believer in the right to equal life chances with a passion to improve lives through collaboration and innovation.
You will support the delivery and growth of the emergency accommodation facilities in Wigan and Leigh and build trusting relationships with those using the provision and key partners. You will effectively and efficiently provide a safe and secure place to stay. An important element in keeping people safe is ensuring that the environment and its cleanliness is maintained. You will identify needs and will liaise with key partners and services who will provide the appropriate support using a person centred approach. You will recruit, train and support volunteers to assist in the Night Shelter delivery model.
The overnight accommodation is part of a community hub model that will offer wrap around care and support to those homeless and most vulnerable in Wigan. Individuals who stay at the overnight accommodation will be offered an intensive support package by key partners, highlighting agreed actions for sustainable move on. As an overnight accommodation worker, your knowledge and understanding of those we look to house is critical in forming these holistic actions plans with support agencies. The intelligence you collect on shift will be an integral part of individual action plans used by agencies offering support.
Operationally, you will manage a consistent flow of referrals to the overnight accommodation and manage the complex needs of those using the provision to ensure that throughout their stay they receive a warm welcome and equally a place where they feel safe. You will create an inclusive environment that promotes independence and build healthy professional relationships between the staff team and encourage and adopt practices to ensure social inclusion for all. Working in an asset based way, you will recognise the strengths, skills and assets of people experiencing homelessness and work hard to build upon these assets, connecting them with their communities. You will work in close partnership with key services based at the hub to ensure every individual is receiving support through key agencies unique to them.
You will be required to share information with relevant partners to allow for continued ongoing engagement. You will play a key role in sharing frontline experience and knowledge with others to contribute to the wider homelessness strategy in Wigan.
Use of a car and full UK driving licence is preferred, as this role includes covering sites located across the borough.
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