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Housing and Support Worker

About The Role
Do you have a good understanding of homelessness and/or experience of working with homeless individuals and/or supporting vulnerable people or groups and empowering them to develop their skills, strengths and talents? Then join the Salvation Army Housing Association (Saha) as a Housing and Support Worker and you could soon be playing a vital role key working a caseload of people who are currently homeless or have recently experienced homelessness.

The benefits on offer
In return for helping to transform lives, we’ll give you access to some great benefits.

These include:

  • £100 when you start work, plus £250 at 6 months’ service and another £250 at 12 months’ service
  • 26 days annual leave rising to 31 days
  • An extra day off on your birthday
  • A High Street discount scheme (great savings both on and off-line)
  • Pension with life assurance
  • Discounted private medical insurance
  • Loans available for financial emergencies
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • A full Induction package and training relevant to the role
  • Long service awards from 2.5 years
  • Support to learn and develop your career
  • Free parking

Working in a psychologically informed environment (training will be provided), we’ll rely on you to engage creatively with clients who have experienced homelessness in order to help them grow their strengths and talents.

Indeed, with your help, they’ll be able to develop the skills and resources required to transform their lives.

On any given day you might be helping a client sustain their accommodation, manage their license agreement or improve their understanding of financial management.

Whatever it takes, in fact, to enable them to enjoy better health and wellbeing and move on to independent living, in a role where applying safeguarding principles and practices will be at the core of everything you do.

About The Candidate
Working in a way that aligns with our Values and Behaviours will come naturally to you.

We also need you to have energy and passion, along with a positive, can do attitude in your daily contribution to transforming lives.
You will need to :
  • Be a confident and capable communicator
  • Be numerate and have good computer skills
  • Be able to help people to develop their skills, strengths and talents.
  • Have good knowledge or experience of working with homeless people, and / or supporting vulnerable people or groups,
  • Have a good idea of the wider community resources and organisations available to support our residents and be comfortable dealing with difficult or complex situations.
  • Be able to work a shift pattern – a typical week would be 3 day shifts (8am to 4pm) and 2 evenings (3pm to 11pm plus sleep-in).

About The Company
A registered social landlord and one of the leading providers of supported housing in the UK, saha is dedicated to transforming lives by providing accommodation and support for some of the most vulnerable members of society - mainly people with complex needs and/or experiencing homelessness.
Our aim is to work with individuals to build on their strengths, creating person centred, individualised strategies and plans that transform lives, support recovery and enable positive behaviour.

In order to succeed, however, we need the right people in place.

Our workforce is one of our greatest assets, but only by recruiting the very best can we continue to deliver comprehensive, good quality housing services, support and resettlement.

services to our residents.

That’s where you come in.
As an equal opportunities’ employer, saha is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We invite and welcome applications to apply for saha opportunities without concern of bias or discrimination.