Housing Project Worker (Permitted Earnings Scheme)

West Sussex

Permanent, full-time (15.5 hours per week)
West Sussex
Salary £8,684

This role is suitable for those undertaking permitted work whilst receiving benefits.

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 passionate and dedicated Housing Project Worker.

You will be employed as part of a  housing team providing housing and recovery support to people who are resident in Emerging Futures West Sussex housing services, providing a safe environment to encourage positive behaviour change.

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 recovery and an advocate of asset-based, collaborative working practices from first point of contact, with a long-term vision to create hubs for sustained community development.
  • 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

  • Maintaining up to date and concise case notes using a variety of case management systems.
  • Providing tenancy sustainment support to reduce the likelihood of addiction.
  • Case Coordination of residents including assessment, recovery & life planning.
  • Liaising with colleagues from the Local Authority Housing Benefit department regarding tenants’ claims.

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • Experience, through paid or voluntary roles, of supporting individuals to make change.
  • Knowledge of substance misuses, homelessness, criminal justice sector or mental health.
  • A clear understanding of confidentiality, risk and boundaries.
  • An understanding of the harmful effects associated with drug and alcohol misuse and offending in relation to health, social welfare, housing, employability, and personal relationships.

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 CV and a detailed covering letter to Hayley Territt.

We would be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities Form attached along with your Application Form 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.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Hayley Territt, Area Service Manager on 07885  866438.

Anticipated interview dates are to be confirmed.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.