Emergency Housing Project Worker

Job details
Posting date: 21 April 2021
Salary: £21,748 to £24,012 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 21 May 2021
Location: Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Company: Flat Fee Recruiter
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 10067

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Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life? Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to make a real difference in your local community? Do you have experience of working with people with complex needs, homelessness and housing and want to put this to good use helping others less fortunate?

If so, please read more about the Emergency Housing Project Worker role.

Emergency Housing Project Worker

Southend on Sea

£21,748 - £24,012

Full time (37 hours - on a rota basis covering days, evenings and weekends)


Our Client is a growing Southend-on-Sea based charity working to prevent homelessness and help vulnerable and socially excluded people to transform their lives. Every day their staff and volunteers work with individuals to tackle the underlying causes of homelessness, such as poor mental health or drug and alcohol dependency. From supporting people in crisis to helping them take the final steps towards independence and employment, they make a difference to over 1,000 lives every year.

As a charitable registered provider of short-term social housing operating in Southend-on-Sea, they believe everyone should have a home of their own. At times individuals may require support to maintain a tenancy and avoid a return to homelessness. They currently manage 226 bed spaces in their emergency and short-term accommodation, employ over 90 full and part time staff, and are supported by numerous volunteers.

They are looking for an enthusiastic individual to enhance the work in our emergency housing accommodation as an Emergency Housing Project Worker.

About the Emergency Housing Project Worker Role:

Main Purpose of the Role:

Ensure residents of the emergency housing receive a welcoming, supportive and positive experience that gives them the time and space to adjust to a home environment and settled way of life.
Manage a caseload, key working residents and undertaking risk assessments and support plans.
Work closely with the Co-ordinator/Team Manager on a daily basis to provide an integrated service to tackle rough sleeping in Southend.
Enable residents to retain their accommodation, prevent evictions and assist residents that are ready to move on.
Deliver a package of support individually tailored for each resident.
About You

The Successful Emergency Housing Project Worker Candidate will have:

Experience of working face to face with vulnerable people.
Clear communication skills face to face and on the phone or email.
Ability to cope with challenging situations, and deal with them calmly, efficiently and effectively
Good customer service skills.
Benefits of the Emergency Housing Project Worker Role

Competitive Salary
25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
Contributory pension scheme. The company will make a contribution to the pension and you will also be required to make a contribution.
In addition, our Client will provide you with excellent support and training to carry out your role effectively, to develop your career and contribution to our clients and of course the opportunity to work with dedicated colleagues that strive to transform lives.

Closing Date: 13 May 2021 (Midday)

Short listing Day: 14 May 2021

Interview Day: 20 May 2021

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You will be guided to the company website where the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional knowledge required and an application form can be found and must be completed for you to be considered.

Our Client is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

You must be eligible to work in the UK

Suitable skills and experience include: Housing Support Worker, Support Worker, Charity, Supported Housing Officer, Housing Income Assistant, Intensive Support, Project Worker, Care, Care Worker, Intensive Support Project Worker, Holistic Assessment, Community Support, Rehabilitation within the Community.

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