Housing Support Worker (Detox Housing)


Permanent, full and part-time posts available 
Watford,  Hertfordshire
Salary £26,597

Emerging Futures greatest resource is its people, so we also offer our employees generous annual leave, pension, and other benefits. We also offer flexible hours to suit your needs.

As a Housing Support Worker, you will provide Housing Related Support and recovery support to residents living in our detoxification and stabilisation project. 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 therapeutic interventions.

Part of your role will include advocating for residents where appropriate, helping residents arrange and attend scheduled appointments, for example, their structured day programme, GP, Probation, and other substance misuse services.

EF engage 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.

Some of our roles are suitable for those eligible for permitted work if you receive benefits. Please get in touch for more information!

This role requires you to work on a rolling rota covering days, evenings, and weekends.

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

  • Delivering a range of structured and opportunistic psychosocial interventions to prevent relapse or promote sustained and improved wellbeing.
  • Case Coordination of residents including assessment, recovery & life planning.
  • Maintaining up to date and concise case notes using a variety of case management systems.
  • Managing accommodation for individuals, enabling residents to access pathways to meet their more immediate needs before moving on to full independence, their own tenancies and meaningful activity.
  • 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.
  • Observing client medication administration on a regular basis.
  • Developing and maintaining excellent working links/partnerships with community agencies and resources, including faith-based groups, supported housing providers & training and educational providers.
  • 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.
  • An excellent understanding of boundaries, confidentiality, and risk.
  • 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.
  • Excellent all-round communication skills and relationship management abilities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of policies related to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and how these influence practice.
  • Administration skills including using relevant IT systems such as Microsoft, CRiiS and InForm.

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 detailed covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to the email below.

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 Suzanne on 07947908670

Closing date the closing date for applications is 20th November 2023.

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.