Housing Support Worker

  • Job Reference: HSW2​​​
  • Date Posted: 2 August 2022
  • Recruiter: Homeless Action Resource Project
  • Location: Southend-on-Sea, Essex
  • Salary: £6,736 to £7,148
  • Role: Frontline jobs
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Part Time

Job Description

Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?​

As a charitable registered provider of short-term social housing operating in Southend-on-Sea, we believe everyone should have a home of their own. At times individuals may require support from HARP and other agencies to maintain a tenancy and avoid a return to homelessness.

We are looking to recruit to our 20-bed Women’s emergency accommodation team in Southend. Your role will be supporting HARP residents with their first move out of homelessness and on to independent living. 

To be considered for this role, you will need to demonstrate patience, politeness and self-control. Organised, adaptable, and a good communicator, you will be enthusiastic and motivated by, a constantly changing and busy environment. We are happy to consider applicants without experience in this field that can demonstrate empathy and an enthusiasm for the role.

For full details please download the job description from our website.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity, the shift patterns or any other aspect of the role please contact Jennie Bioletti, Team Manager on 01702 430696.

HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively, and to develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays with an extra day of leave awarded after 5 years' service (all pro rata for part time employees).

HARP participate in an auto-enrolment pension scheme through The People’s Pension. Where eligible, you and HARP will each be required to make a contribution to the pension scheme. Employees will also become members of the non-contributory HARP Death In Service scheme. Full details of the schemes can be given on request.

If you are interested, in this position the job description and person specification detailing the Technical and Professional ‘Know How’ required and an application form can be found at our website via the button below.

Closing Date: Thursday 1st September (midday)
Short listing Day: Monday 5th September 
Interview Day: Friday 9th September

Please quote Ref: HSW2​​​

If you have any problems with the application process, please contact Lauren Colin on 01702 615000.