Project Worker (Housing First)

  • Full time
  • £25,011 – £28,817
  • Falkirk
  • Closing 23rd December 2022


  • Advertised from 25th November 2022
  • Permanent. 35 hours Per Week.

Role

Transform Forth Valley is offering this post in conjunction with Falkirk Council. The Housing First Service which is a test of change and will initially be targeting single people who are rough sleeping, homeless or at imminent risk of rough sleeping; they may present as challenging and difficult and are likely to have multiple and complex needs which make finding, securing, and maintaining accommodation impossible or extremely difficult.

The Housing First Project Worker acts as the key worker for a small group of Housing First tenants providing a co-ordinated approach to support service users that have had multiple exclusions to sustain their housing first tenancy. The Project Worker will assess and engage with service users to develop a person-centred plan that aims to address and resolve issues that have contributed to their chaotic lifestyles.

Staff will work to engage service users who have a history of disengaging from services, using a variety of techniques and approaches to build a relationship and develop a person-centred support plan. Staff will meet the service users’ needs first in supporting them to reach their identified goals, make informed decisions, and achieve a greater level of stability and independence. All staff will work alongside multi-disciplinary partner agencies who will be there to provide additional advice and support to service users as agreed in their person-centred support plan.

Housing First is underpinned by five core principles:

1) Immediate access to housing with no “readiness preconditions” 2) Consumer choice and self-determination 3) Recovery orientation 4) Individualised and person-driven supports 5) Social and community integration.

Organisational Profile

Transform Forth Valley is a Scottish based registered charity limited by guarantee (SC033772).

Transform Forth Valley is governed by a Board of Directors and is strategically led, managed, and operated on a day-to-day basis by a Corporate Leadership Team consisting of a Chief Executive, Operational and Corporate Service Managers.

Transform Forth Valley offer a wide range of services to support individuals and families who are impacted by inequality, whether this be societal, financial or in relation to their health.

Transform Forth Valley is dedicated to empowering individuals and families to live a more fulfilled life. We work with partners to actively challenge inequalities and to achieve sustainable change.

You can find out more about Transform Forth Valley here: transformfv.org.uk.

Benefits:

Leave – For full time employees Transform Forth Valley offer 30 days of Annual Leave plus 9 days of Statutory Holiday per annum.

Pension – If eligible Transform Forth Valley will auto enrol you into our pension scheme where we will contribute 5%, and employee’s a minimum of 3%, of your pensionable salary.

Death in Service Insurance – If eligible Transform Forth Valley will place you into the scheme upon commencement of employment and the lump sum benefit is 4 x Basic Annual Salary.

Flexible Day – Non-Statutory Scheme – Transform Forth Valley offers a voluntary scheme where you can opt in to work extra hours to accrue a Flexible Day off every 4 weeks.

Application notes

Please send completed Application, Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Criminal Convictions Declaration Forms to hr@transformfv.org.uk.

If, however you wish to return your Application, Equal Opportunities Monitoring and Criminal Convictions Declaration Forms by post, please send to:

HR, Transform Forth Valley, Office 2.6, The e-Centre, Cooperage Business Village, Cooperage Way, Alloa, FK10 3LP.

For an informal chat about the post please contact the office on 01259 272112.


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