Housing First Support Worker (SW2)

  • Full time
  • £18,810 – £21,677
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 24th September 2021

  • Advertised from 23rd August 2021
  • £18,810 - £21,677 (FTE based on a 37.5hr week) 37.5 hours per week


People are at the heart of who we are and what we do. Day-by-day, person-to-person, we tailor what we offer to what people need. We’re here to provide consistent, friendly and informed support so that people can explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future. We welcome people with a wide range of skills and experiences to our team – including those who have lived through homelessness. To make a difference we need to work flexibly, with everyday-leadership, humour and a ‘can do’ spirit. We want to make it easy, make it right, and make it happen – not only for the people we support, but also for each other. Our #OneTeam ethos is core to who we are, and it means caring for and supporting each other regardless of our role, service or location. This is how we roll. We want people who share these values to join us and become a part of the Simon Community Scotland family.

Job Summary

The role of the Housing First Support Worker is an inspirational one and key to achieving successful outcomes for people who are either sleeping rough or who have slept rough previously. As a motivated and dynamic Housing First Support Worker you will be responsible for developing and delivering practical and emotional support to people assisting them to foster safety, choice and control in their lives.

Job Purpose

The Housing First Support Worker will be competent in delivering trauma informed, person-centered support and capable of working in a community-based lone working capacity.

The Housing First Support Worker will also establish and maintain effective professional relationships with a range of external partners to ensure support to service users is coordinated and in agreement with identified support plans.

The Housing First Support Worker will be responsible for maintaining case and service records and for contributing to the wider administrative work of the service as required.

The Housing First Support Worker will also contribute to the wider work of the service and/or services area as required.

Application notes

An application pack is available for download below.

Please apply completing the application form and returning to: jobs@simonscotland.org

Closing date:24th September 2021