Fixed term contract until February 2021

Are you passionate about ending rough sleeping, and supporting people to rebuild their lives?

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity to join the well-established, dynamic Reading outreach team in the Pathway Navigator role.

In the role of Pathway Navigator you will work alongside the Reading outreach team working with an agreed cohort of people sleeping rough in these areas, supporting individuals to make the move away from the streets. You will also have the opportunity to provide tenancy sustainment support, ensuring people who have previously experienced rough sleeping in these areas maintain tenancies to avoid a return to homelessness. You will be managing a Complex Case worker to support the transition from the streets or from supported accommodation into an independent tenancy for clients

You will be required to build and maintain productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders including Local Authorities, DWP, other homeless services and housing providers. Working in the team office and in the community, you will provide a client centred approach, offering support and advice to access health care for physical and/or mental health conditions, work and training opportunities and the relevant support for other support needs. The role will require you to provide imaginative routes off the streets, and work in collaboration to achieve positive results.

Core hours are 9 - 5, Monday - Friday, however, flexibility is required as the post-holder will be expected to work some bank holidays.

What we’re looking for

This role will suit someone with experience of engaging vulnerable people with complex/multiple needs and the ability to work with challenging behaviour. You will also have an understanding of the issues faced by homeless or vulnerably housed people and the difficulties they experience in accessing services. A knowledge of housing legislation and welfare benefits; and the ability to manage your own workload while working independently in a fast faced environment is also essential.

If you have the ability to empower individuals to make positive changes and a willingness to develop these valuable skills we want to hear from you. Above all we are looking for inspirational, committed individuals who have a genuine desire to support people to transform their lives.

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 7 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, 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

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Closing date: 10am on 29 June 2020

Interview and assessments on: TBC

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.