Support Co-ordinator

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Outreach Team in Horsham, leading on the co-ordination of services to individuals who are homeless with multiple needs, and have been chronically excluded from services.  This role has been funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) through Mid Sussex District Council.

The Support Coordinator (SC) will be responsible for engaging with individuals as part of the Outreach Team and Turning Tides Multi-Disciplinary Team. The SC will support people through their journeys into statutory and voluntary services. The post holder will be expected to navigate local service provision, building strong relationships with a range of different professionals whilst advocating on the client’s behalf. This role will also focus on supporting those placed into housing through the Housing First Model, those in temporary accommodation and those placed into other forms of accommodation such as social housing and privately rented.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Good IT Skills are a must. You must have the ability to take responsibility and make difficult decisions in the face of dealing with challenging behaviour.

Due to the rural nature of the Outreach Service in Horsham, the successful applicant must have a full driving license and access to a car.

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: Monday 21 June 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 it serves. The organisation values, respects and celebrates diversity. Turning Tides encourages applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

Turning Tides 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 supports the #FlexFrom1st campaign and gives the right to request flexible working from day one of employment.

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

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 Turning Tides will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from the organisation within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

 

                         

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Support Co-ordinator

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Location:

Horsham, with some travel required within West Sussex

Contract:

37.5 hours per week

Salary:

£25,234.13 per annum

Closing date:

21st June 2021

Interview date:

Interview date TBC
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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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