Homelessness Social Worker – Part Time

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 150 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end local homelessness.

Southdown and Turning Tides are excited to collaborate on the new Pathways Home service. Our combined organisations experience and skills present an innovative offer for the people of Adur and Worthing (A&W) and Horsham. The Pathways Home service is a homeless prevention service, created in response to changing demands of local need.

As part of the Pathways Home service, Turing Tides are recruiting a qualified social worker to work with individuals and families at risk of homelessness. This is a new and unique opportunity to work in the voluntary sector as a social worker and make a real difference to people’s lives. You will have the time and autonomy to apply true person centred, relationship-based practice, keeping choice and dignity at the centre of your work.

Working with individuals and families living in private rented, social housing or emergency/temporary accommodation, you will deliver psychosocial interventions to maximise positive outcomes, including helping to protect vulnerable adults and children from harm and abuse, enabling them to live independently and with a greater quality of life.

As part of Turning Tides’ Multidisciplinary Team you will benefit from the teams’ experience and knowledge of different parts of the system. You will need to be able to work independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and responsibility for completing tasks, whilst being able to communicate with a wide range of people. We are looking for someone with a commitment to their own professional development and ability to manage and plan their workload, ensuring deadlines and targets are met.

We will consider flexible working requests and mileage is paid.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.

To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the right and send to: recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk. Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 02 May 2021

Interview date: Tuesday 11 May 2021

No agencies please.


Turning Tides aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect and celebrate diversity. We encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

We are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect our employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronovirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please be aware of our Privacy Policy, which is available to view by visiting: https://www.turning-tides.org.uk/about-us/privacy-policy/

Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Homelessness Social Worker – Part Time


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Two days in Worthing and one day in Horsham per week


22.5 hours per week


£16,704.74 per annum (FTE £27,841.24)

Closing date:

2nd May 2021

Interview date:

11th May 2021

Support us to make a difference​

Millions of people in England are only one pay cheque away from being homeless.

Turning Tides have provided support to thousands of local men and women in West Sussex for almost 30 years.

We provide a warm, safe space to listen to anyone who comes to us for help. Our support services empower people to find the strength and belief in themselves to create a brighter future.

Together we can make a difference and end homelessness where you live.


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