Housing Advice, Resettlement and Prevention Worker

Vacancy Filler
City of London
£27648 - £31142/annum Flexible working, Pension scheme
23 Jul 2017
22 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
London (North West, South West, South East)*

Fixed-term contract until 31/03/2019

37.5 hrs per week

Our clients vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.

Funded by London Councils, the role of the HARP Connect Worker is to provide a pan-London Housing Advice, Resettlement and Prevention Connect Service (HARP Connect). A through the gate service working with ex-offenders who are at risk of homelessness or of no fixed abode, on release from Prisons across London.
As the post-holder, you will play an integral part in the team; supporting and enabling clients by providing housing advice and support with housing related issues, finding accommodation, setting up tenancies, addressing issues that impact housing. You will be working alongside volunteers to provide ongoing tenancy sustainment, putting relevant support in place, advocacy, and access to training and employment opportunities.

You will also support service users to become active members in the community by supporting clients with mental or physical health issues, substance misuse, family breakdown and various benefits issues. (All HARP Connect staff will be allocated a Region which includes Prisons, CRC's, GP's and a local authorities) You will also be expected to build, develop and maintain links with key stakeholders within Local Authorities; as identified by London Councils.

For this post you should have an understanding of the problems faced by ex-offenders, and understanding of the roles of the agencies involved in the criminal justice system. You will also have knowledge of welfare and housing rights and anti social behaviour legislation. The capacity to develop a constructive relationship with Local Authorities, GP's and ex-offenders including good listening skills is also essential.

Closing date: 3 rd August 2017

Interviews and assessments: 15-17 th August 2017

* Please specify in your application, if you have a preference for one of the job locations.

Our client's, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 50 of Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2017 and a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community