Routes 2 Roots – Hospital Homelessness Personal Advisor (Homerton Hospital)

  • Job Reference: 00000498-1
  • Date Posted: 9 June 2021
  • Recruiter: Providence Row
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £25,000 to £27,000
  • Role: Other jobs
  • Job type: Contract
  • Duration: 12 month fixed term contract
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job Description

This is an exciting new partnership between, Providence Row Charity, London Borough of Hackney and Homerton Hospital and will complement the existing team working out of the Homerton Hospital.

Do you have passion for your work, a commitment to excellence and a desire to support some of the most vulnerable and excluded people in our communities? Could you support us to make positive lasting changes in people’s lives?

Providence Row works with more than a thousand homeless and vulnerably housed people a year in East London, offering an integrated service of crisis support, advice, recovery and learning and training programmes.  Our aim is to ensure that people who are so often marginalised from mainstream services gain the support and opportunities they need to create a safe, healthy and sustainable life. Central to our work are our core values of Compassion, Respect, Inclusiveness, Empowerment and Justice.  These inform the content, style and delivery of all our services.

Role:

The Role of Routes to Roots personal advisor is to support vulnerable single homeless people, who have been admitted into hospital due to their physical and/or mental health needs and to prevent them from being discharged back into a cycle of homelessness or risk at the end of their treatment.  You will work with Statutory and Non-Statutory agencies Pan-London to achieve suitable housing and referrals into support services, dependant on each clients need.

The ideal candidate

Passionate about providing quality support and advice to some of the most vulnerable and excluded people who have been identified as becoming homeless prior to discharge from hospital. You will have the drive and ambition to support your team to make positive lasting changes in people’s lives.

With experience of working with persons facing the challenges of homelessness, and a strong understanding of how other factors such as rough sleeping, mental health and substance use issues affect their health and wellbeing, you will live out our values in your approach to your work. You will have experience and understanding of supporting vulnerable clients into accommodation through statutory and non-statutory pathways, including the private rented sector.

 For more information and how to apply, please visit our website -

https://www.providencerow.org.uk/pages/290-work-for-us

The deadline for applications is midnight 23rd June 2021

Interviews will take place Week commencing 28th June 2021

Providence Row is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales; company number 07452798 registered charity number 1140192.