2x Housing Support Workers

5 days left

Depaul UK
31 Aug 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Depaul helps people around the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a special focus on young people. We are a homelessness charity with the largest network of emergency accommodation for young people in the UK, making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people each year. We are unique, innovative and very passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of local communities. You will have a vital role to play in helping us achieve our mission of offering homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfil their potential and move towards an independent and positive future. Depaul operates housing advice and support services within HMP Isis, HMP Thameside and HMP/YOI Feltham. Assisting both young and adult offenders, these projects are integral to preventing homelessness and contribute to reducing re-offending, with the objective of securing suitable and sustainable accommodation on release. The ideal candidate will be experienced in the homelessness sector, specifically around providing accommodation and offering information and advice. Working under the guidance of the Team Leader, you will be responsible for monitoring referrals and responding to the needs of service-users who are at risk of being homeless on release from custody. To be a success in this role you will have experience of working with homeless or vulnerable clients and/or offenders in the criminal justice system with an in-depth knowledge of housing, homelessness and resettlement work. A firm understanding of the challenges facing young and adult homeless people leaving prison, as well as a genuine commitment to Depaul's values is essential. You must be able to demonstrate good communication skills with both service-users and partner agencies. In return we can offer a range of employee benefits including; competitive salary, five weeks annual holiday plus bank holidays (rising to six weeks plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance and childcare voucher scheme. Depaul strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting our recruitment team. An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients. Closing date: Friday, 22 September at midday Interview date: Friday, 29 September 2017 Please submit your completed application no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting,CVs will also not be considered. We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.