The Whitechapel Centre – Intensive Support Worker, Halton

Post: Intensive Support Worker (Halton)
Grade: National Joint Council (NJC) SCP 11-22 (£21,166 – £26,317)
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Location: Halton

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.

We have been awarded funding from Halton Borough Council to deliver a new Intensive Support Service for people with multiple and complex needs. The aims of the service are to engage with clients over the long term and through their journey from crisis and into care, treatment and support enabling them to achieve better and more sustainable personal outcomes including better housing, health and well-being and a reduction in offending behaviour.

We are looking for an exceptional Intensive Support Worker with a good working knowledge of Housing and Welfare Rights, at least 2 years’ experience of working in a homelessness, housing or support setting, discharging creative and innovative resettlement / support plans, and providing first class advice and support to people about benefits maximisation, substance misuse problems, domestic abuse, care and mental health services.

Highly motivated, tenacious and confident, you will be comfortable using your own initiative to provide initial crisis intervention and to make informed and effective decisions when representing your clients best interests within key mainstream and specialist housing, welfare benefits, health and social care services.

Applicants are expected to offer some flexibility to work at weekends and during the early mornings and late evenings by arrangement. Funding for this post is for one year in the first instance.

The Whitechapel Centre offer a supportive work environment and good pension and health benefits.

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 the Whitechapel Centre website.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm on Monday 20th 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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