Move on Housing Support Worker
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.
Turning Tides provides high support intensive housing services alongside lower level support housing services across West Sussex that meet individual client’s needs. In addition, we provide direct access to clients through our hub services where advice and support is provided through our specialist team of staff. A rapidly evolving organisation, the charity is central to the delivery of Recovery, Mental Health, Direct access hub services and Housing services across West Sussex although the largest proportion of our services are based in Worthing.
Reporting to the Move on Housing Manager you will provide support to clients in our move on housing which often acts as a stepped down, less intensive support provision from our 24 hour staffed services. The role will involve providing support to vulnerable clients across a number of houses in Worthing and Littlehampton as part of our move on housing support team. The services are a mixture abstinence and non-abstinent based services that adopt an asset based and strength based approach to working with clients.
You will be given the autonomy to develop and grow this role, delivering interventions and support to clients. Working with some of the most at risk and marginalised individuals in our society. The role will allow you to make a real difference in client’s lives supporting them into independent living providing a real sense of job satisfaction.
You must be able to motivate and inspire clients to make positive life changes. Possess the ability 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. You must be able to take responsibility for making difficult decisions whilst managing challenging behavior using assertiveness and de-escalation techniques. Committed to extending your own professional competence and knowledge will be crucial along with the ability to manage and plan your own workload to meet deadlines and targets. Good computer literacy skills are essential.
You will have experience of delivering support to vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs and a good knowledge of alcohol, drugs and issues around addiction and relapse management along with knowledge of mental health conditions.
The role requires the effective housing management of our move on houses, ensuring that they are safe places to live. You will be responsible for ensuring that housing benefit claims are effectively managed and that clients pay their individual service charges.
You will link in closely with our intensive housing services and hub services in Littlehampton and Worthing and be part of a wider team that manage our considerable portfolio of move on houses across West Sussex.
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: email@example.com. Please note we do not accept CV’s.
If you would like an informal chat about this role please contact Brendon Feeney, Move on Housing Manager on 07703 835993.
Closing date for applications: Friday 23 April 2021
Interview date: TBC
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 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.
Move on Housing Support Worker
Core hours Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm with flexibility according to need
Job share will be considered