Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

  • Job Reference: 00000893-1
  • Date Posted: 12 October 2021
  • Recruiter: Turning Tides
  • Website: https://www.turning-tides.org.uk/
  • Location: Burgess Hill, Sussex
  • Salary: £15,518.99
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 150 staff and 250 volunteers. Its mission is to end local homelessness.

This role represents an exciting new opportunity to become a part of a new and much needed service in Burgess Hill. This service will provide Housing led supported accommodation to meet the needs of rough sleepers, which are currently unmet in the area. This role has been funded by the Ministry for Housing and Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) Rough Sleeper Accommodation Programme, in partnership with Mid Sussex District Council.

The Health and Wellbeing Coordinator will work to connect to services needed to support clients, including drug and alcohol, and physical and Mental Health services. The Coordinator will also focus on helping those who no longer require supported accommodation move into independent living, ensuring that they have the tenancy sustainment skills to thrive in their new accommodation and reduce the risk of a return to cyclical homelessness.

We are looking for resilient and creative people, with the skills to build rapport effectively with clients. You must be able to work independently and as part of a team, be able to plan and manage your own workload, have good IT skills and meet deadlines and targets when required. In return Turning Tides offers a broad package of support for its staff which includes an induction programme; regular supervision; a reflective practise programme; client management and team meetings. You will also have the opportunity to join other projects and groups within the organisation to be involved in the development of Turning Tides’ as a growing charity.

This role could suit an applicant with transferrable skills who may not have previously worked within the homelessness sector.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from the website.

To apply, please ensure you complete an application form, including your responses to the shortlisting criteria (in Person Specification), along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

You can either fill out these forms online or download them from the website and send to: recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk. Please note Turning Tides do not accept CV’s.

Closing date for applications: Friday 29 October, 12pm noon

Interview date: Wednesday 10 November 2021

No agencies please.

Turning Tides is an equal opportunities employer which aims to create an environment which respects and welcomes everyone and is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities it serves. The organisation values, respects and celebrates diversity. Turning Tides encourages applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history.

Turning Tides are a ‘Covid-secure’ employer and have taken all necessary measures to protect Turning Tides’ employees in line with the latest Government guidance and the Coronavirus Act 2020. Additional information and advice, including an individual employee Covid-19 risk-assessment will be carried out prior to commencement of employment.

Our organization supports the #FlexFrom1st campaign and gives the right to request flexible working from day one of employment.  Turning Tides are also proud to be a #BantheBoxUK employer, joining more than 160 companies reducing barriers to employment for ex-offenders https://www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/ban-box/why-should-we-ban-box 

Please be aware of Turning Tides’ Privacy Policy, which is available to view by visiting: http://www.turning-tides.org.uk/about-us/privacy-policy/

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please note that Turning Tides will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from the organisation within 3 weeks please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.