Housing First Workers x4

Posted on 15 May, 2024

Location: Bournemouth, Dorset, United Kingdom, BH2 6DY
Salary: £29,375 per year
Closing: Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Reference: RD1042754BouHFOX

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity and now the largest provider of Housing First for young people in England, is looking for Housing First Workers to join our teams based in our Bournemouth Services.

Although a driver’s license is preferred due to the dispersed nature of our services, we warmly welcome applicants who are adept at utilising public transport. We are committed to discussing potential travel arrangements and locations with all candidates to ensure accessibility and convenience.

About us

We help vulnerable young people by giving them the practical and emotional support they need to find a job and live independently. Centrepoint provides homeless young people with accommodation, health support and life skills in order to get them back into education, training and employment. We want to end youth homelessness by 2037.

Together with our partners, we support over 14,000 young people each year.

As a Housing First Worker, you will need to have strong people skills in order to build psychologically informed relationships with young people. You will also need excellent communication, organisational and advocacy skills. We are looking for people with experience of working with young people or adults with multiple and complex needs, preferably in an outreach or floating support capacity.

Successful candidates will need to be prepared to work across our brand new Bournemouth services, visiting young people in their homes and communities. In return, you will receive a competitive salary plus excellent benefits.

About you

Effective communicator with a natural ability to facilitate open and honest conversations.
Able decision-maker with a can do attitude.
Respectful and empathetic, always considering the impact on our young people.
Flexible, always adapting to changing needs.
Engaging, committed to self-development by engaging with training and continuous learning.
Proactive, always looking for creative ways of working.

What you’ll be doing…

Visiting young people in their homes and supporting them in their journey, co-producing holistic support interventions and strengths-based risk management plans that promote wellbeing and support young people to achieve positive outcomes
Working proactively with young people to sustain their tenancies and prevent homelessness
Actively supporting young people to set up their homes, including supporting them with obtaining white goods and furniture
Advocating, signposting and referring young people to a range of internal and community resources to support them to develop the skills, resilience and confidence to live happy and successful lives
Willingness to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of young people, with some evening and weekend working required

What we offer in return…

In return for your efforts, as our Supported Housing Officer, you’ll receive a competitive salary, excellent training and development, and a host of staff benefits including:

– 25 days of annual leave per year, rising by one day per year to a maximum of 27 days

– Excellent training package to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to build a new career

– Employer pension contributions of 4%

– Clear career progressions, linked to portfolio work, that enables movement up the pay scale

– Access to Cycle 2 Work loan scheme

– An interest-free travel loan

At Centrepoint we challenge the discrimination within society that contributes to youth homelessness, and we are just as committed to fairness and equality within Centrepoint itself. We are passionate about ensuring all of our colleagues are made to feel included in the work we do and that we value the rich diversity within the organization.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, belief in any religion and none, gender identity, ethnic origin, class, sexuality, nationality, appearance, unrelated criminal activities, disability, responsibility for dependents, part time or shift workers, being HIV positive or living with AIDS, lived experience of homelessness or using young people’s services and any other matter which causes a person to be treated with injustice.

Centrepoint’s policy is to recruit, employ and promote people on the basis of their suitability for the work to be performed, and to this end, our aim is to ensure that all applicants, employees and volunteers receive equal treatment.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to join our team as a Supported Housing Officer, apply now!

Closing: Tuesday, May 28, 2024

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