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Job Description

Housing First Worker
36.25 hours per week
4-6 week contract
Potential extension / temp to perm
£14.54 p/h
One of the largest Housing Associations in the North West is recruiting for a Housing First Worker to provide a comprehensive, community based support service to their homeless service users across the Trafford, Salford and Wigan areas of Greater Manchester.

The Service
The Housing First service this roles is based within is a housing and support approach which:

  • Gives people who have experienced homelessness and chronic health and social care needs a stable home from which to rebuild their lives.
  • Provides intensive, person-centred, holistic support that is open-ended.
  • Places no conditions on individuals; however, they should desire to have a tenancy.
  • The Role
    The focus of this Housing First Worker is to coordinate and providing a person centred, strength based support service in line with Housing First principles to create long term sustainable tenancies by increasing independence and maximising connectivity with the local community.
    This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Delivering wrap around intensive, trauma informed support to people with multiple and complex issues within their own independence tenancies in the community
  • Maintaining accurate up to date records on the chosen case management system of progress against individual support plans; safety plans and outcomes information
  • Liaise with other agencies to facilitate access to support including Adult Social Care; Criminal Justice services; Health services; employment and training services
  • Regularly review the person centred support plan to update, record and monitor progress of caseload
  • Build and maintain networks with staff for mother agencies to ensure the Housing First pilot is widely known and promoted
  • Provide temporary cover for colleagues as required and participate in a rota of duties, to ensure that service delivery is available in the evenings; weekends and bank holidays
  • Liaise with landlords to assist the person living in accommodation of their choice, including practical help with furniture, benefits advise and accompanied visits
  • Perform robust assessments of referrals for the service to ensure the service is provided to those that meet the eligibility criteria
  • Promote, and encourage peer involvement within the service
  • Facilitate access to the personalisation fund via creative solutions to integrate people into the community and access accommodation
  • The Candidate
    To be considered for this Housing First Worker role, you will require previous experience working with the homeless cohort, and have a current DBS, as well as the following skills and experience:

  • To have an understanding of the complex interdependencies of mental health and substance abuse and offending behaviour
  • A creative approach to problem solving, getting and keeping people engaged
  • Promote the rights, responsibilities and informed choice of the people receiving the service, acting as an advocate to promote independence
  • Know when to seek assistance or supervision and how to engage meaningfully in planned supervisions
  • Adaptability to changing and emerging needs as the pilot develops demonstrating flexibility and resilience in challenging situations
  • An understanding of the Housing First model and belief in the values and principles
  • Experience of data collection, administration and recording procedures with the ability to maintain accurate case notes
  • Ability and commitment to working with vulnerable customer groups and people with complex needs
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