Criminal Justice Housing Project Worker

West Sussex

Permanent, full time, part time and permitted earning scheme posts available
Location West Sussex
Salary £20,253 – £22,212

Emerging Futures greatest resource is its people, so we also offer our employees generous annual leave, pension, and other benefits.

Emerging Futures are looking to recruit a Criminal Justice Housing Project Worker to be part of a designated housing team providing housing and recovery support to people who are resident in our wellbeing accommodation services, providing a safe and homely environment to encourage positive change.

Working within a Psychologically Informed Environment you will be responsible for case coordination of individuals residing in the project and the provision of both opportunistic and structured interventions.

Using a blend of Housing First and harm reduction techniques, you will also be assessing need, preparing tenancy support plans, and supporting tenants to achieve their individual goals.

You will work closely with CGL, partner organisations, housing, welfare, education, and training providers to develop integrated, recovery infrastructures that engage, support, and navigate individuals from offending, addiction, and vulnerability to established recovery in the community with sustainable alternatives to drug/alcohol misuse and crime.

This job is for you if…

  • You are someone who is committed to our passion statement and shares in our belief in the inherent capacity and potential of all individuals, and that empowering individuals to support each other leads to positive change; not only for themselves, but also for their communities.
  • You are fun, approachable, energetic, confident, warm, empathetic, ambitious, flexible, resilient, discreet, organised and professional.
  • You are able to demonstrate that your personal ethos and work ethic mirrors the values of EF.

What you will be doing

  • Delivering of a range of structured and opportunistic psychosocial interventions to prevent reoffending or promote sustained and improved wellbeing.
  • Undertaking accurate and comprehensive assessments of need, identifying levels of risk, recovery potential and to establish immediate and longer-term recovery goals.
  • Supporting tenants to maintain their tenancy by providing hands on, practical help and advice across our network of supported housing.
  • Working with local communities, families, employers, and recovery communities to help the development and growth of local resources that support harm reduction, abstinence, wellbeing, and desistance.
  • Completing financial planning with residents including rent collection and monitor non-payment of rent and act in line with the agreed policy and procedures. Provide debt counselling where appropriate.

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • Experience of working within the Criminal Justice Services and/or thorough knowledge of local Criminal Justice strategy.
  • Knowledge of the impact that contact with the Criminal Justice System and imprisonment have upon individuals and their children.
  • Passionate about recovery and an advocate of asset-based, collaborative working practices.
  • Housing management experience or experience of working in the housing sector with vulnerable people.
  • Experience of developing partnerships and working collaboratively with other organisations.
  • Local knowledge of services and geography across Sussex.

 

How to apply

Please find attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying for this new and exciting role within Emerging Futures, please send your Application Form or CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to Camilla Causton, Service Administrator. Email camilla.causton@emergingfutures.org.uk

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Tara Wheeler on tara.wheeler@emergingfutures.org.uk

Please note, only individuals with previous housing experience will be considered. Please ensure you meet all the essential criteria before applying.

We would be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities Form attached along with your application to help monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment practices and assess the success of different advertising methods in attracting applications.

This information is separated from the application and used for statistical purposes only.  It will not be made available to anyone directly involved in the selection process.

 

Anticipated interview dates are to be confirmed.