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Housing First Keyworker, Scottish Borders

  • Full time
  • £23,074 – £25,802
  • Scottish Borders
  • Closing 31st January 2023

  • Advertised from 6th January 2023
  • 37 hours per week. Fixed term: to 30th September 2023.
  • plus pension


Are you a compassionate person who loves supporting people, and using your skills and experience to make a real difference?

If so, joining our Housing First Borders team may be the perfect opportunity for you.

About Housing First Borders

We work with people who are experiencing homelessness or have had recurring experiences of homelessness in order to find a permanent home of their own. Our principles are:

  • Housing is a human right
  • Harm reduction
  • Choice and control
  • An active engagement approach
  • Flexible support for as long as required
  • Support is based on strengths and aspirations
  • Housing and Support are discrete

About the role

You’ll carry a caseload of up to seven people who are experiencing homelessness. You’ll form supportive relationships with them and provide them with support that’s driven by their individual choices and desires. You’ll also have the opportunity to work alongside a variety of partners to ensure that people receive support in areas of their choosing, in a way that suits them best.

About you

You’ll be an excellent communicator, with a creative approach to problem solving. You’ll bring experience of forming relationships with people who face a variety of challenges in their lives including homelessness, substance usage and experience of adversity or trauma.

How we’ll support you

You’ll be joining a small but experienced and knowledgeable team who will give you full introduction to all aspects of Cyrenians Housing First.

You’ll have a supportive manager as well as access to wider Cyrenians support, including our learning and development programme, and staff wellbeing services.

About us

At Cyrenians we tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness. We understand that there are many routes into homelessness, and that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to supporting people towards more positive and stable futures. That’s why all our work is values-led and relationships-based.

Our values

Compassion – Innovation – Integrity – Respect


Application notes

For full details and an application pack please visit , call 0131 475 2354 (during working hours) or e-mail:

CVs will not be accepted.

We will review applications as they are received and arrange to meet with candidates that we wish to take forward (usually within 7-10 days from receipt). This vacancy will be closed once we have appointed.