Key Worker - Housing First Rotherham


Location: Rotherham
Salary: £18,630 - £22,331 + ECU
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Key Worker

37hrs Permanent Post – Housing First Rotherham

South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) is an award winning not-for-profit organisation passionate about housing and supporting people to LiveWell, Settle at home and realise their potential. A Sunday Times Best 100 Not for Profit organisation to work for and IiP Gold standard, we are a forward thinking, innovative and ambitious organisation. We currently own and manage over 6000 properties, support over 1600 vulnerable customers in care and supported housing projects and employ nearly 500 people.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and innovative Key Worker to join our dedicated team at Housing First Rotherham.

Housing First Rotherham provides a secure home to people in Rotherham who are currently homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to other complexities, which may include mental health conditions, substance misuse or offending behaviour.

Our aim is to provide stable, independent home and intensive personalised support to homeless people with multiple and complex needs.

We believe that everyone has a right a safe and secure place to call home, and the stability that it brings.

What really makes the difference for Housing First Rotherham is the time we spend with our customers. Our intensive support is delivered by a team of Key Workers with years of experience working with people with a range of complex needs around the root causes of their homelessness, including mental health conditions, substance misuse and offending. Our experience is the foundation of how we build trust with our customers.

Our approach to working with customers is based on their strengths, to build their confidence to a level where they feel they can live independently and achieve their potential.

Our aim is to equip each customer with personal, social, vocational and practical life skills; enabling them to take control of their life and live independently within the community.

We are looking for an individual with a real commitment to supporting our customers to achieve their aspirations, goals and help them maximise their full potential. The role can be challenging and is highly rewarding.

The successful candidate would need to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the needs and risks our customers experience and an understanding of how to develop plans of support to overcome these.
  • Show enthusiasm about helping others, be approachable and encouraging with customers to achieve their goals
  • Possess a positive "Can Do" solution focused attitude to fit in with a small team and build on the successes of this excellent A rated service.

Some of SYHA’s benefits

  • Generous holiday entitlement – 27 days annual leave, statutory bank holidays, plus an additional 4 SYHA days
  • Excellent training including free annual training and ongoing professional development including a leadership academy
  • Excellent benefits including SYHA Rewards - employee discount scheme, which offers cash back and shopping discounts
  • Westfield Health (employer paid)

At SYHA we are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization, and welcome applications from men as we are underrepresented by this group in Housing First Rotherham.

Starting Salary: 3CDE £18,360 - £22,331, Plus ECU
This post does attract essential car user allowance, and the staff member is required to hold a valid full driving licence plus and have access to a vehicle.

Working Hours: Full Time – 37 hours per week – Monday to Friday (May include evenings and weekends)

To Apply: Please apply on our career website http://www.syha-careers.co.uk/vacancies. In the supporting information section of the application form, please state how you feel you may meet the criteria of the Person specification – Please refer to the Guidance notes.

For an informal discussion contact: Anita Watts, Project Lead at A.watts@syha.co.uk or on 01709 369153 or 07971480135

Closing Date: 24th June 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 11th July & Friday 12th July.

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