Housing First Worker – Mid Sussex (12 months fixed term)

The Role

Based primarily in Mid-Sussex but must be able to travel throughout the district, the Housing First Worker (HFW) will lead on providing intensive wrap around support to a small caseload of clients who have been housed through the housing first approach.

Working closely with agencies in the statutory and voluntary sector, the HFW will ensure that clients accommodated through housing first, have access to appropriate support, to allow them to both sustain their accommodation and thrive in the local community.

This is fixed term role to cover maternity leave for 12 months.

About You

You have:

  • Good knowledge of housing and homelessness issues, an understanding of Psychologically Informed Environments and the principles of Housing First.
  • Experience of delivering support to vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs.
  • Good knowledge of mental health, personality disorders, alcohol, drugs and issues around addiction and relapse management.
  • Confidence in motivating and inspiring clients to make positive life changes.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with key stakeholders, including agency partners.

The Benefits

  • Flexible working, full time hours
  • Play an important role within a community-led organisation
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Healthcare cash plan and life assurance
  • 24/7 Support provider with wellbeing, advice and money saving resources
  • Local discounts including gym membership
  • Up to 25 days’ holiday, increasing with service


To apply, please ensure you complete an online application form, including your responses to the questions and upload a copy of your CV.  We also require you to complete an Equal Opportunities Questionnaire. 

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). 

Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at: recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk.

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Contact us

Housing First Worker – Mid Sussex (12 months fixed term)


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Mid-Sussex, West Sussex


Fixed Term for 12 months

Full Time 37.5 hours per week


£27,973 per annum

Closing date:

28th May 2024

Interview date:

To be arranged

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.