Location: Camden
Salary: Up to £13.04 per hour
Posted: about 1 year ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Housing and Employment Navigator - Camden

Job Description

Our client is a large charity and housing association that support people overcoming homelessness, mental health issues and drug and alcohol problems. They provide residential, prison, community and specialist services.

Position Available: Housing and Employment Navigator - Camden 37.5 hours, temporary 3-4 months, £13.04 per hour

Role Purpose:

Supporting SHP's Achieving Potential new project providing support to people under 35 who are leaving prison into both accommodation and employment. The role will involve working with individuals, assessing both their housing needs as well as their employability in order to achieve sustainable outcomes.

Working in partnership with the National Probation Service (NPS), you will support this group of hard to engage individuals prior to their release from prison into independent accommodation that is affordable from a combination of benefits and salary income. You will work closely with individuals to then secure employment, as well as with regards general resettlement support.

The employability support will come in the form of both one-to-one careers coaching and group work, as well as elements of job brokerage for those that require this.

In addition, you will oversee a small ETE micro grant to help with costs associated with people moving into work. You will also be supported by a small team of Peer Mentors who will provide some additional practical and emotional support to the recipients.

You will provide some on-going support to landlords and employers in order to maximise the chances of tenancy sustainment and job retention.

Experience required:

A solid background and proven track record of success with regards supporting people with both re-housing and employment needs.

Experience and a successful track record of working with (either/both) landlords and employers to secure opportunities for individuals.

Experience of providing ETE support, guidance and advice to socially excluded groups and an awareness of the barriers to accessing and sustaining ETE activities.

Experience of supporting those within the criminal justice system, preferably including those leaving the prison system

An understanding of the principles underlying a quality service and participation of clients to continuously improve the service.

Experience of managing complex and difficult situations in relation to this and other vulnerable client group(s).

Ability to be self motivating, work under pressure, and manage time effectively.

An ability to be self-servicing in the use of ICT applications and the ability to record client outcomes, assessments, learning and achievement action plans on an in-house SHP database.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to or call directly on 07824016243


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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