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Housing First Worker

£13 - £14.50 per hour

Job description

Housing First Worker

Salford and Trafford

4 week minimum contract with the potential foe extension

Our client

Morgan Hunt are working with a large Housing Association who are looking to recruit a Housing First Worker on a temporary basis. This role is working 36.25 hours, Monday to Friday for a minimum of 4 weeks. The role will cover Trafford and Salford.

Housing First is a housing and support approach which gives people who have experienced homelessness and chronic health and social care needs a stable home from which to rebuild their lives. The programme aims to provide intensive, person-centred, holistic support that is open-ended. It places no conditions on individuals; however, they should desire to have a tenancy.

The role

As a Housing First Worker you will;

  • Be responsible for managing a caseload of client groups, planning your own diary, and keeping accurate records.
  • Supporting individuals to engage with services such as GP's, substance misuse services, dentists, and mental health services.
  • Promoting independent living skills through support and guidance.
  • Supporting individuals to engage in meaningful activities that promote mental health and wellbeing.
  • Health and safety management
  • Identifying any safeguarding concerns
  • Creating person centred support plans and completing risk assessments
  • Promoting tenancy sustainment
  • Signposting and referring to organisations in the community or additional support.
  • Supporting individuals access any relevant benefit entitlement.

The candidate

The successful candidate will;

  • Have experience in supporting vulnerable clients within a supported housing / floating support worker role.
  • Have a passion for supporting people to achieve positive outcomes through "showing" and not "doing".
  • Use a strength-based approach to identify and celebrate small achievements.
  • Have experience of managing their own caseload and documenting case notes on the computer
  • Be aware of safeguarding concerns and how to escalate these.

Due to the nature of the role a current Enhanced DBS is required dated within the last 12 months or on the update service.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment Business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to temporary vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer, job suitability are assessed on merit in accordance with their skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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