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Location: East London, London
Salary: Up to £13.62 per hour
Posted: about 1 month ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Specialist Housing First Worker - Female Ex-Offenders

Job Description

Our client is one of the largest providers of supported accommodation services various clients such as young people, clients with a history of homelessness, mental health or substance misuse issues. They aim to help vulnerable people find opportunities to change their lives and futures.

Position Available: Specialist Housing First Worker - Female Ex-Offenders, Ilford, 3-6 months ongoing, 37.5hrs, £13.62 per hour


Role Purpose:

As a Specialist Housing First Worker in the Female Ex-Offender HF Team you will be responsible for delivering support to female clients who are multiply disadvantaged and are leaving prison after a period of incarceration. You will be responsible for the coordinating and delivering wrap around support for a caseload of up to 6 clients, and in line with the Housing First principles:

1. People have a right to a home

2. Flexible support is provided for as long as is needed

3. Housing and support are separated

4. Individuals have choice and control

5. An active engagement approach is used

6. People are supported to identify their strengths, goals and aspirations

7. A harm reduction approach is used

You will be working closely with the clients to develop a personalised support plan that is strengths-based and that identifies and responds to the range of agreed vulnerabilities and goals. You will also act as the key point of contact and coordinator for the agencies that will be required to build a team around the client. The support will be client-led and open ended and will be aimed at enabling the client to develop sustainable networks of support and promote independence.

Experience Needed

Experience and knowledge:

  • A high level of experience and understanding of provision of services to people within the areas of offending, mental health, homeless people with complex needs & substance misuse; with a particular knowledge of & expertise in VAWG and domestic abuse.
  • Experience of effective liaison with social, health, housing and criminal justice agencies.
  • A significant level of experience, practise and understanding of the principles of risk and needs assessment, planning, goal setting, and reviewing.
  • An understanding of the importance of professional integrity in relationships with service users, peers and other relevant professionals.

Ability to:

  • To find ways to engage and work with clients who may have a low level of interaction with and suspicion of services and make relationships with people who find it difficult to engage.
  • To engage with a wide range of cross sector professionals, some of whom may have very different approaches to supporting clients and problem solving through a multi-agency approach, and advocate to agencies on behalf of the Housing First ethos and its clients.
  • Ability to work effectively with clients who may present with challenging behaviour at times and take a trauma informed approach to understanding behaviours and building positive relationships with these clients.
  • To communicate confidently and effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • To be self-servicing in the use of the computer to create letters, minutes and key work notes and to send and receive emails.

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 coletteniles@barkerross.co.uk or call me directly on 07824016243

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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