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Homeless Recovery Worker

Salary £20,619 progressing to £22,910
Location Winchester
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days (x will be populated when viewing published adverts).

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding role where you are able to empower people every day to develop their skills and move towards independence? Do you enjoy working in an environment where every day is different to the next?  Then this could be the role for you.

You will be working as part of a team to provide support to our homeless clients. You will love helping others and enjoy supporting individuals to achieve their goals and to become more independent.  Your positive attitude towards your work and others will help to contribute to a great working environment.  You will have a calm and personable manner and be able to handle potentially difficult situations.

Day in the life of a Homeless Recovery Worker:

  • You will have your own caseload of clients to manage and will work with them on a one to one basis.  You will identify their needs by listening to them and put together a support plan which is equally achievable and realistic for them.
  • You will de-escalate challenging behaviour when clients become frustrated or angry about their situation
  • You will encourage their involvement in personal progression in the form of education, training, employment activity or volunteering.
  • You will help them with their practical skills in areas such as budgeting, shopping, cooking and housework.
  • You will work with external partners (such as colleges) to maximise the opportunities available to clients so that they can resettle in the community.
  • You will be extremely conscientious in areas such as safeguarding and lone working.
  • You will help clients to access the benefits they are entitled to claim
  • Help to maintain a welcoming, safe environment, identifying and minimising all potential risks to users of the premises and the organisation and property
  • Maintain client records using relevant systems to a good standard
  • Work in accordance with the Health and Safety regulations and all policies and procedures
  • Attend supervision, appraisal, training and meetings as directed which may be outside your normal working pattern
  • Work flexibly across all areas of operation where required and prior notice given
  • Any other reasonable task as requested by a member of staff

Attributes & Values

Previous experience in this type of work is not essential but you will have a real passion for wanting to work with homeless people.  Your values will match ours, you will be committed to helping others and enjoy the real job satisfaction that this brings.

  • Clear verbal and written English
  • Good IT and keyboard skills
  • Polite, assertive manner, ability to self -motivate
  • Passion for working in a client/customer facing role
  • Knowledge of the benefits system and tenancy legislation
  • Have an interest and genuine concern for homelessness and related issues
  • Knowledge of voluntary and statutory agencies

We were formed in April 2001 through the merger of the Society of St Dismas (founded in 1962) and St Petroc Housing association (founded in 1972). Both organisations shared a passion for housing and supporting vulnerable single people.

Our vision today is to give people who are homeless, vulnerable or in need of support, the opportunity to build a brighter future.

We have services in Berkshire, Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Sussex.

We support 16-65 year olds. Our services include outreach to rough sleepers, supported accommodation (direct access hostels, move-on accommodation, and resettlement flats), day centres, community support, housing first and landlord support services.

Our vision

is to give people who are homeless, vulnerable or in need of support, the opportunity to build a brighter future.

Our mission

to provide safe, flexible and reliable client led housing and support services that focus on reducing homelessness, improving health and wellbeing and building on individual’s skills and resilience.

Our values

Integrity
Resilience
Empowering
Inclusive
Proactive

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