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Support Co-ordinator (fixed term 6 months)

Support Co-ordinator (fixed term 6 months) – formerly known as Complex Needs Worker

Salary £24,482 full time equivalent, pro rata £14,683

22.5 hours per week 

The fixed term opportunity would start upon agreed start date with successful candidate. There is the likelihood for extension for further six months.

Turning Tides is a multifunctional homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.

It is recognised that some of our most vulnerable clients in Worthing and Adur have unmet multiple needs which can often cause difficulties when trying to engage with services in a productive and long-term arrangement.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Alternative Response Team (ART) formerly known as MEAM, 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 Adur and Worthing Council. It follows the Make Every Adult Matter (MEAM) model to support those with multiple needs whilst also looking at systemic change across the locality.

The Support Coordinator (SC) will be responsible for engaging with individuals as part of the Alternative Response Team (ART), working alongside other SC’s, and the Multidisciplinary management 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 in to private rented or social housing through the Housing First Model.

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.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from the links below.

Support Co-ordinator - Job Description and Person Specification

Turning Tides Application Form

Equal Opportunities Questionnaire

To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form which includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire; see above for these documents.

Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

Closing date for vacancies: Midday on Wednesday 25th September 2019 

Interview date: Wednesday 9th October 2019

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).

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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.