Housing First Worker

£14 - £18 per hour

Job description

Housing First Worker Needed in Newham!

Location: Newham

Pay: £14 - £18 per hour

Assignment: Initially the role will be temporary for 3 months, you can then move onto a permanent contract

Hours: Mon - Fri, 09:00-17:00, 37.5 hours a week

We have an exciting opportunity working within our social care client's Newham Based Housing First service. Engaging with a small cohort of service users, providing a personalised service to people with complex needs.

The integrated rough sleeper support service provides outreach work, social care navigation, housing first services, accommodation, move-on support, a day centre, immigration advice and education, training, and employment opportunities. So, you can expect to work with a wide variety of specialists in this role!

As Housing First Worker, you will be responsible for coordinating and providing a personalised, trauma informed support service to people with complex needs facing multiple exclusion in line with Housing First Principles. You will also be responsible for coordinating and providing a person centred, strength-based support service. The aim being, to create long term sustainable tenancies by increasing independence and maximising connectivity with the local community.

Key Activities:

  • Delivering wrap- around intensive, trauma informed support to people with multiple and complex issues within their own independent tenancies in the community
  • Maintaining accurate up to date records on the chosen case management system of progress against individual support plans; safety plans and outcomes information
  • Liaise with other agencies to facilitate access to support including Adult Social Care; Criminal Justice services; Health services; employment and training agencies
  • Regularly review the person-centred support plan to update, record and monitor progress of caseload
  • Build and maintain networks with staff from other agencies to ensure the Housing First pilot is widely known and promoted
  • Provide temporary cover for colleagues as required and participate in a rota of duties, to ensure that service delivery is available in the evenings, weekends and bank holidays
  • Liaise with landlords to assist the person living in accommodation of their choice including practical help with furniture; benefits advice and accompanied visits
  • Perform robust assessments of referrals for the service to ensure the service is provided to those that meet the eligibility criteria

Person Specification:

  • To have an understanding of the complex interdependencies of mental health and substance abuse and offending behaviour
  • A creative approach to problem solving; getting and keeping people engaged demonstrating empathy
  • Promote the rights, responsibilities and informed choice of the people receiving the service, acting as an advocate to promote independence
  • Know when to seek assistance or supervision and how to engage meaningfully in planned supervision
  • Adaptability to changing and emerging needs as the pilot develops demonstrating flexibility and resilience in challenging situations
  • High level of relationship skills:
  • Empathy; caring; acceptance; mutual affirmation; an encouragement of responsible risk taking; supportive and constructive challenge and positive expectation for the future.
  • An understanding of the Housing First model and belief in the values and principles
  • Experience of data collection, administration and recording procedures with the ability to maintain accurate case notes and organise own case load to support the national evaluation

If you feel like this is the job for you. You will need to apply fast! Roles like this do not stay around for long! Do not delay!

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.


George Coombes
Business Manager
Housing Recruitment Team / Social Care Recruitment Team
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