Are you passionate about making a lasting difference to the lives of vulnerable adults?

About the role

We’re looking for 2 people to join the team on fixed term contracts until 31 March 2021.

The Bournemouth Housing First service aims to support clients by sourcing independent tenancies and providing intensive support to clients, by adopting a flexible, creative and personalised approach, the service aims to support individuals to manage their tenancies in the community and rebuild their lives.

As a Housing First Worker you will:

Be responsible for the day to day delivery of the service managing a small caseload of clients.
Deliver ongoing and intensive support to help your clients set up their home, with the overall goal of supporting them to sustain their tenancy and achieve individual goals and aspirations.
Work with a person centred approach to support clients in their own homes as well as in the community.
Build and maintain effective relationships with local partner agencies to support clients throughout their recovery.

What we’re looking for

These roles will suit inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives, as well as:

Experience of working with vulnerable people; motivating and empowering complex and diverse client groups to sustain housing, health and/or work outcomes.
Great communication skills, with the ability to network and build effective relationships with a variety people, including clients, internal colleagues and partner agencies.
The ability to work independently and be comfortable as a lone worker, with a good knowledge of relevant protocols and safety precautions.
The ability to manage your own caseload with a proactive and innovative approach to your work and to work flexibly in order to provide ‘tailored support’ to meet clients individual needs and aspirations.

What we offer

Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities

St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.

As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.

A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place

At St Mungo’s, equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work. We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 8 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, South West, Irish and Women’s Action.

Pay and Other Benefits

St Mungo’s is proud to pay client facing staff above average for the sector. We run a cycle to work scheme and also offer season tickets loans to all staff.

St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.

What we do

At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.

How to apply

Click the ‘Apply Now’ Button at the top of the page to start your online application form.

To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the ‘document available’ tab at the top of the advert page on our website.

Closing date: 10am on 17 June 2020

Interview and assessments on: 24-25 June 2020 (to be held remotely via video conference call)

It is a requirement for this post that an enhanced DBS disclosure check will be undertaken for the successful candidate.

Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.