Crisis is the national charity for homeless people. We know that homelessness is not inevitable. We know that together we can end it.
Crisis Skylight Edinburgh is an outreach/hybrid service working with people who are homeless or at risk of losing their home, and our aim is to end homelessness for all those who we support. Our services include progression and housing support, a wellbeing offer, arts and engagement activities, learning, and employment support. Additionally, we deliver a commissioned project on behalf of Edinburgh City Council, supporting people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to access property in the private rented sector (PRS).
About the role
During the first six months of this role you will be working as part of our Private Rented Sector (PRS)Team on our City of Edinburgh Council commissioned project called Help to Rent, supporting our members into accommodation in the private rented sector (PRS). This is rewarding and valuable work, helping members to identify, establish and sustain tenancies and essentially ending their homelessness. In the latter six months if funding on our Help to Rent project ends, you will support our wider team and work with our members to overcome any barriers they face in achieving their goals and ending their homelessness. We require the post holder to work flexibly with us around this. This role requires creativity, skilled delivery of psycho-social interventions and a passion for working with those who face multiple disadvantages in society.
This is a 12 month fixed term contract.
To be successful in this role you will have proven experience and skills in the following areas:
• Engaging and working with adults experiencing multiple disadvantage
• Supporting people to end their homelessness and achieve their goals
• Offering quality housing-led information, advice and guidance
• Being creative in your interventions and member (client) work
• Member/client involvement and member/client-led support planning
• Working in a multiple disciplinary team or/and joint working with other services to deliver the highest possible level of support to the people you work with.
We want Crisis to be an inclusive employer which then reflects our members and the communities we work in. We want to offer opportunities to everyone regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. We particularly welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness.
Working at Crisis
As a member of the team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:
· Interest free loans to purchase a train season ticket or a bike or for a deposit to secure a tenancy
· Mandatory pension scheme, with an employer contribution of 8.5%
· 25 days’ annual leave which increases with service to 28 days
Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career.
When you join us, you will have the opportunity to join our staff diversity networks, which aim to champion issues across the organisation, enable staff to be their authentic and best selves and contribute to making Crisis a truly diverse organisation. We have 5 staff diversity networks which include Black, Asian and Ethnic people, LGBTQ+ people, those with Lived Experience of Homelessness, Women at Crisis and Disability Awareness.
Closing date: Wednesday 20th October 2021
Interviews will be held on the 1st and 2nd November