Housing Project Worker (Permitted Earnings Scheme)

Worcester

Permanent, part time permitted earnings post (15 hours per week)
Location 
Worcester, Worcestershire
Salary
£7,904 per annum
Criteria
You must be in receipt of certain benefits to be eligible for this role

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 Housing Project Worker. You will provide Housing Related Support and recovery support for people who have a history of failed accommodation placement, substance and/or alcohol misuse, issues with mental health, criminality and often challenging and negative behaviours

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

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. Working flexibly on a rota basis, covering evening shifts, waking night and weekends, you will ensure the safety and wellbeing of Emerging Futures residents.

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 wellbeing of 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.
  • You are able to demonstrate that your personal ethos and work ethic mirrors the values of EF.

What you will be doing

  • Supporting the day to day running of the projects including group work delivery, health & safety, meal planning, residents’ meetings, and resident move in plans.
  • Maintaining up to date and concise case notes using a variety of case management systems.
  • Case Coordination of residents including assessment, recovery & life planning.
  • 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.
  • Developing and maintaining excellent working links/partnerships with community agencies and resources, including faith-based groups, supported housing providers & training and educational providers.
  • Ensuring residents understand their tenancy agreement, their rights and obligations and report any breaches to management.
  • Helping to create progression pathways for volunteers & coaches and those on the pathway to employment programme.

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • Experience or an understanding of interventions that support individuals to develop their personal strengths within a ‘supported housing’ environment.
  • A clear understanding of confidentiality 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.
  • Ability to quickly establish rapport with people and encourage them to make changes in their life.
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with co-workers, colleagues in other agencies, and external services to facilitate positive recovery outcomes for service users.
  • Ability to use data management systems for the effective recording of performance and data.

 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 Rob Robinson – Team Leader at rob.robinson@emergingfutures.org.uk

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 Rob on 07498 950 118.

Closing date the closing date for applications is Friday 1st July 2022.

Anticipated interview dates are to be confirmed