Housing Project Worker

Project: Cheshire East

Permanent, full time posts (37.5 hours per week)
Location Cheshire East based either Macclesfield, Congleton, Crewe or Middlewich
Flexibility Requires ability to work on a rota basis covering late nights and weekends:
Salary Project Workers£20,253 – £22,212; Team Leaders£25,440 – £27,123 per annum.

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 number of Project Workers to work within our Housing Related Support Complex Needs and No First Night Out (NFNO) Housing Services in Cheshire East. This is demanding, challenging and rewarding work as many of our people present with a range of complex characteristics including poor health & wellbeing, low self-esteem, low levels of literacy, substance misuse issues, non-existent family relationships and difficulty forming and sustaining new relationships. We are looking for people who can engage with this group and make a real difference.

Emerging Futures Housing Related Support is informed by both harm reduction and ‘Housing First’ principles and is driven operationally via a culture of values based, passionate leadership.

Emerging Future’s work has a measurable impact on people’s lives and strengthens communities. We reduce the demand for health and social care services, including Primary Care, Hospital Care, Community and Mental Health Services and work closely with ‘blue light’ services across the Local Authority.

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 passionate about improving the health and wellbeingof those experiencing homelessness and rough sleeping and can support complex individuals from first point of contact to resettling in their own home.
  • You are fun, approachable, energetic, confident, warm, empathetic, ambitious, flexible, resilient, discreet, organised and professional.

What you will be doing

  • Working flexibly on a rota basis, some roles may involve covering evening shifts, waking nights, and weekends within across our Cheshire East housing network.
  • Providing housing and tenancy support to people who have a history of failed accommodation placement, substance and/or alcohol misuse, criminality and challenging behaviour.
  • Working within Psychologically Informed Environments to case manage individuals residing in projects providing both opportunistic and structured interventions.
  • Working closely with partner organisations, clinicians, social care providers, ETE providers and the community to develop integrated, recovery infrastructures that engage, support and navigate individuals from the vulnerability of homelessness to established wellbeing and meaningful activity.
  • Managing accommodation for individuals, in our NSNO and complex units delivering opportunities to residents to access a pathway to meet their more immediate needs before moving on to full independence, their own tenancies and  meaningful activity.
  • Working with a blend of Housing First and harm reduction techniques, you will be assessing need, preparing tenancy support plans and supporting tenants to achieve their individual goals.

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • A passion for promoting recovery, tackling homelessness and advocating and working in an asset-based, collaborative way.
  • Experience of managing or working in adult social care services within the charitable, third or public sector.
  • Experience of developing partnerships and working collaboratively with other organisations.
  • A keen and comprehensive awareness of homelessness issues, interventions and understanding specific ways to support tenants with ingrained and entrenched negative behaviours.
  • A flexible attitude towards your work and a knowledge of local services and geography in Cheshire East.
  • Full driving licence and access to a car.
  • We welcome applications from people with lived experience; however, all employees are required to have an enhanced DBS.

Additional Team Leader requirements

  • Providing strong, visible operational leadership and direct line management to the teams responsible for the delivery of the Cheshire East Housing Related Support contracts.
  • Coaching, supporting, training and supervising your teams to enable them to grow and reach their fullest potential.
  • Strengthening external partnerships with community agencies and resources, including other supported housing providers and treatment agencies, including networking widely to build on new and existing relationships.
  • Facilitating Asset Based Community Development and developing access to mutual aid and recovery support.
  • Implementing systems to collate, monitor and report data accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Excellent leadership and line management skills and the ability to enthuse, motivate and develop teams.

How to apply

Please find attached a job description and person specification for each of the roles. If you are interested in applying for either of these new and exciting roles within Emerging Futures, please send your Application Form or CV along with a covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to Victoria Duncan, Housing & Finance Administrator.

Email: victoria.duncan@emergingfutures.org.uk

If you would like to discuss the roles in more detail, please contact Hayden Duncan – Managing Director on 07720 824571 or Chris Hirst on 07525 135683.

Closing date
The closing date for applications is 5pm, Thursday 19th March 2020.


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