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’s Housing First Fife service is a new service delivering Housing First in Glenrothes, Levenmouth and East Fife. This service was commissioned this year, and is rapidly expanding to meet demand for Housing First in Fife. Bethany Christian Trust is looking for a female practitioner to deliver Housing First Support to individuals in our locality.
You will have a proven record as a team player with excellent communication skills and you will have experience and knowledge of the service user group and the multiple and complex needs faced by many Housing First tenants. We would welcome applicants with lived experience of these issues.
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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.
There is also an Occupational Requirement in terms of the Equality Act that the post be filled by a female, given the requirement to provide support to people where a female practitioner is requested and required, and the need for an additional female practitioners on the team to enable that support to be provided.
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.