Rapid Rehousing Worker - Swansea

Location Swansea
Job Category: Community Based Support Work
Job type: Permanent Role
Salary: £24,819.04 per annum
Contact name: Karina Winter

Contact email: karina.winter@thewallich.net
Job ref: 005522
Published: 29 days ago

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00 with some flexibility

The Wallich is a leading homelessness and rough sleeping charity in Wales. For more information about our innovative work to support people across the country, visit The Wallich website.   Find out about Wales' leading homelessness charity, The Wallich     www.thewallich.com/about-us

Project Description

Rapid Rehousing is based around the ethos that housing is a human right and differs from traditional supported housing and homelessness provision that places a number of conditions on people to prove that they are ready for independent housing.

Following similar principles set out by the Housing First model, Rapid Rehousing is a  housing led approach with CTI critical time interventions to successfully support people with repeat histories of homelessness, who experience multiple disadvantages, into independent and stable accommodation, through the provision of intensive wrap-around and trauma informed support.

The principles of Housing First are:

- People have a right to a home

- Flexible support is provided for as long as is needed

- Housing and support are separated

- Individuals have choice and control (restricted housing choices with RRH)

- An active and assertive engagement approach is used

- People are supported to identify their strengths, goals and aspirations

- A harm reduction approach is used

Purpose of Role

The Rapid Rehousing Worker will be responsible for coordinating and providing a flexible person centred, solution focused service, applying an assertive engagement and positive risk-taking approach, using Housing First principles but with a view to rapidly addressing a person’s housing need. Within legal, moral and ethical boundaries, Rapid rehousing provision relies on staff being committed to the ethos, applying a ‘can do, will do’ approach, that focuses on the long-term goal of creating sustainable tenancies and maximising connectivity with the local community.  The Worker will be working in a capacity to enable clients to access the services and interventions they need to build their resilience, gain confidence, reduce harm and acquire the personal and social skills they need to meet their aspirations and sustain their tenancy.

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.  

Please note: Driving Licence and use of a vehicle is Essential

We are not utilising agencies with this role and kindly ask that agencies do not approach to assist us with this vacancy.

Follow the link below to view the full job description and person specification. Please refer to this information when completing your CV and Cover Letter; see our  Application Guidance page for tips on what to include:

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Employee Benefits

Closing date for this vacancy is 20th May 2024 at 09:00am. 

The Wallich reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Therefore, we encourage early applications to ensure consideration.