Housing First is a model of helping people who are homeless and who have multiple and enduring support needs. The model operates using a number of principles, including people’s rights to a stable home that is without conditions, and flexible support that can vary in intensity and duration and is based on people’s strength, goals and aspirations. The successful post holder will work as part of a team to provide flexible and creative support to vulnerable people to identify and access suitable accommodation and live independently in their chosen community.
Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a support worker to deliver Housing First Support to individuals across Edinburgh. You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills; you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and their surrounding issues. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues. Competence in the use of Microsoft office tools is essential. An SVQ 3 in Social Care, Promoting Independence or equivalent as listed by SSSC as appropriate for a ‘Housing Support Worker’ is desirable coupled with experience of working with vulnerable and homeless people.
As Bethany is a Christian organisation, this post carries an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010. Please note that one reference must be from your church minister or leader to endorse your live and active Christian faith and commitment. Successful applicants for this post will require membership of the PVG scheme and registration with the SSSC.
Closing Date: 20th November 2019 at 10am
Interview Date: Week beginning 25th November 2018
For further information and to apply, please visit our website