Post: Assertive Rehousing Worker (Knowsley)
Grade: National Joint Council (NJC) SCP 11-22 (£21,166 – £26,317)
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
The Whitechapel Centre’s mission is to prevent and resolve homelessness, social exclusion and housing poverty by providing practical, realistic, tailored support so that each person can find a route out of homelessness, maintain a home and achieve their individual potential.
In partnership with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council we are looking to recruit an exceptional intensive support worker who can meet the housing and support needs of people who are rough sleeping or at risk of rough sleeping, including people staying in the Council’s emergency accommodation services.
With a good working knowledge of Housing and Welfare Rights, you will have at least 2 years’ experience of working in a homelessness, housing or support setting, working with hostels, Registered Providers and negotiating with private landlords in order to deliver appropriate support and rapid rehousing solutions.
You will bring experience of discharging creative and innovative resettlement / support plans, and an ability to provide first class advice and support to people about benefits maximisation, substance misuse problems, domestic abuse, care and mental health services, utilising a case conference approach to manage clients’ needs/risk. Highly motivated and confident, you will be comfortable using your own initiative to make informed and effective decisions.
In return we offer a supportive work environment and good pension and health benefits.
Funding for this post is for one year in the first instance.
Please note: we do not accept CVs without an accompanying application form. You can request an application pack via Human.Resources@Whitechapelcentre.co.uk or by ringing 207 8624. Packs can also be downloaded from from the Whitechapel Centre website.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Monday 20 July 2020.
This post is subject to an Enhanced level check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS). Car use will be desirable.
The Whitechapel Centre. Committed to addressing discrimination and promoting equality and diversity in the provision of services and employment.
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