Housing First Project Worker
Salary – £24,087.25 a year
Full Time – 37 hours per week
Location: Bolton, Bury & Rochdale
What we are looking for
Working and delivering with a number of partners, we have a fantastic opportunity for a Housing First Project Worker to join our team as part of the innovative Housing First initiative.
About the role
Housing First is a defined approach to ending homelessness, which provides individuals with a permanent offer of independent, stable housing and open-ended wrap-around support.
The Housing First Project Worker is responsible for coordinating and providing a personalised, support service to people with complex needs facing multiple exclusion in line with Housing First principles. The Housing First Project Worker will coordinate and provide a person-centred, strength-based support service in line with Housing First principles creating long-term sustainable tenancies by increasing independence and maximising connectivity with the local community.
Experience is required in delivering wrap-around intensive support to people with multiple and complex issues within their own independent tenancies in the community. You will maintain accurate up to date records on the chosen case management system of progress against individual support plans, safety plans and outcomes information. You will 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. You will build and maintain networks with staff from other agencies to ensure the Housing First pilot is widely known and promoted.
You will provide temporary cover for colleagues as required and must be able to work flexible hours to ensure that the needs of the people using the service can be met in the evenings when needed, and on occasional weekends and bank holidays.
To succeed you’ll need:
- At least 2 years, full-time (or part time equivalent) proven experience of empowering people with multiple, complex interdependencies (e.g. mental health, homeless, substance abuse and offending behaviour) to assess and manage risk, achieve sustainability and make positive choices.
- A good understanding of the services and provision generally available for vulnerable and homeless people in crisis and experience of accessing those services and developing networks across a wide range of services, such as housing, benefits and health.
- Excellent personal communication skills when working with vulnerable people and other professionals in order to build rapport, enable problem solving, promote rights and responsibilities and encourage informed choice.
- A full driving licence and use of a car for work.
How to apply
Please complete and submit our online job application form by Monday 14th June 2021 at 11am. Further details about the role is available to download below:
Application information & guidance
Job description HF Project Worker
Person Specification HF Project Worker
Organisation chart May 2021
DBS policy statement & declaration of previous convictions form
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Please note that this position requires an enhanced DBS check.
The Bond Board is an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from the whole community.
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