Full time, 37 hours a week. Shifts between 8am and 9pm, including weekends and bank holidays.

£21,031 progressing to £23,368

You will be working as part of a team to provide support to our homeless clients across our Isle of Wight Services. You will love helping others and enjoy supporting individuals to achieve their goals and to become more independent. Your positive attitude towards your work and others will help to contribute to a great working environment. You will have a calm and personable manner and be able to handle potentially difficult situations.


  • You will have your own caseload of clients to manage and will work with them on a one to one basis. You will identify their needs by listening to them, put together a client needs assessment and manage risks.
  • Supporting the housing management worker with duties relating to the management of the building and ensuring health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Support to move clients on from accommodation services to suitable accommodation options
  • You will mediate and or negotiate with existing housing providers to help prevent homelessness
  • You will help and support individuals by providing advice on housing, welfare benefits, rent deposits and household goods via a variety of schemes.
  • You will help clients with the practicalities of moving to new accommodation, such as contacting energy suppliers
  • You will encourage individuals to develop practical skills such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, housework, laundry, personal health and hygiene
  • Carrying out drop in sessions at designated locations.
  • Liaise with colleges, training agencies, employers to help clients to gain access to education, find work or maintain their benefit entitlement
  • Advise client on appropriate agencies to contact i.e. debt and housing issues
  • Travel and cover services across a geographical patch as and when required
  • Any other reasonable duties required in the interest of the organisation
  • Attributes & Values

    Previous experience in this sector is not essential but you will be able to demonstrate a real passion for wanting to work with vulnerable people in the homeless sector. Our values will be aligned to your own ethics and ideals and you will be committed to changing the life of others for the better.

  • Clear verbal and written English
  • Good IT and keyboard skills
  • Polite, assertive manner, ability to self -motivate
  • Passion for working in a client/customer facing role
  • Knowledge of the benefits system and tenancy legislation
  • Have an interest and genuine concern for homelessness and related issues
  • Knowledge of voluntary and statutory agencies
  • Flexible approach to what is required from the role
  • Full drivers licence and access to your own vehicle is essential for this role
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