Housing First Navigator

Reference: HFN/FEB24

Location: Salem Street, Bradford

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary: £28,120

Team: Housing First

Responsible To: Service Manager

Closing Date: Thursday 29th February 2024

About the Role

The Bridge Project is a well-established, vibrant Charity with a dedicated team providing services to a broad range of people experiencing the effects of deprivation and health inequalities.  Following an internal move, we now have a vacancy for a Navigator within our Housing First team.

Housing First has proven success in supporting people with multiple needs and vulnerabilities to maintain housing. The main premise is that an individual should not need to prove they are ready for housing and is instead given a permanent offer of their own home, along with an intensive long-term support package to enable them to maintain it.  Housing First is delivered as a partnership between Bradford Council and the Bridge Project.

We are looking for someone who is qualified to Social Care Level 3 or equivalent or qualified through appropriate life or job experience along with at least 1 years’ experience of delivering advice or support in health, social care, homelessness or an offender service setting in the last 3 years.  You will be highly organised with excellent communication skills and able to manage your time effectively, working as part of a supportive team to ensure a high-quality service is maintained, whilst applying your knowledge and understanding of trauma informed care approaches.

Most of all, you will place individuals at the heart of your interactions, with the ability to build up a rapport and trust, with personal skills around warmth, compassion, empathy and resilience with a desire to help people and get things done.  Often situations can sometimes be difficult and challenging so you will need to be non-judgemental with a good understanding of the needs of chronically excluded and vulnerable people.

The successful candidate will be able to work 09:00 to 17:00 Mondays – Fridays, with an element of flexibility.  It is essential that you have a driving licence with access to a vehicle in order to transport clients in connection with the role.  A willingness to undergo an enhanced DBS check is also a requirement of the post.

In return we can offer a competitive salary, 4% pension contribution, excellent annual leave entitlement, employee assistance scheme, life insurance and a programme of mindfulness activities for staff.  The Bridge Project is a Mindful Employer.

If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact John Robinson, Service Manager on john.robinson@thebridgeproject.org.uk to arrange this.  Alternatively, we are holding an online information session for candidates to find out more about the role with an opportunity to ask questions on Tuesday 20th February 2024 from 1-1.30pm, you can Click here to join the meeting

The closing date for completed applications is 5 pm on 29th February 2024.

Shortlisting will take place on 1st March 2024

Interviews will be held on 8th March 2024

If applying online, please make a note of this Job Reference

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