Housing First Worker – Worthing

We recognise that there is no one size fits all approach and that supporting street homeless with multiple disadvantages requires flexibility and openness to respond to their needs. As an organisation, Turning Tides is striving to improve outcomes and the wellbeing of those recognised to have multiple and complex needs, and find solutions for those with a long history of rough sleeping and revolving door access to services who do not cope in shared supported housing.

In recognition of this, Turning Tides are developing a new housing first service, after being awarded funding by the Henry Smith Charity Housing First Programme.

This innovative housing offer will adhere to the 7 core principles of Housing First:

  1. People have a right to a home
  2. Flexible support is provided as long as it is needed
  3. Housing and Support are separated
  4. Individuals have choice and control
  5. The service is based upon people’s strengths, goals and aspirations
  6. An active engagement approach is used
  7. A harm reduction approach is used

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

This wraparound support will include the need to work in partnership with local service providers in the statutory and voluntary sector, including registered social landlords and landlords in the privately rented sector. With the aim of support clients who may have faced multiple exclusions to maintain tenancies and thrive in the local community.

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:

No agencies please.

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 note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

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Housing First Worker – Worthing


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Worthing, West Sussex


37.5 hours a week
(some evening & weekend working may be required)




£24,736.92 per annum

Closing date:

23rd August 2020

Interview date:

8th September 2020

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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