Morgan Hunt are delighted to be working with a North West based charity who are looking to recruit a Housing First Worker. This is a permanent role working 37 hours per week, with some flexibility required to meet the needs of the service. As a Housing First Worker, you will cover Greater Manchester however will be based predominantly across Bolton and Bury.
What is Housing First
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. It aims to provide intensive, person - centred, holistic support that is open ended. Mainstream services are often not equipped to support individuals with overlapping complex, support needs resulting in tenancy failure. Housing First has been shown to be effective in supporting people with histories of street homelessness, or other types of homelessness where contact with services has been unsuccessful in breaking the cycle of instability. Housing First can be adapted for specific groups, including people with repeated hospital use or custodial sentences.
Our client's mission is to reduce homelessness through getting people on low incomes into private rented accommodation. This organisation provides Bond Guarantees for tenancies which take the place of cash deposits and provide security for landlords. Furthermore, they offer a range of support services for tenants to make a tenancy more manageable and sustainable for the long term.
The role - Housing First Worker
As a Housing First Worker, you will be responsible for coordinating and providing a personalised support service to people with complex needs facing multiple exclusion in line with Housing First Principles. You will use a strength-based support service, with the aim of creating long term sustainable tenancies by increasing independence and maximising connectivity with the local community.
Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.