Established 30 years ago, Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness charity. Our mission is to end local homelessness.
We have gone from supporting a handful of people in the coastal town of Worthing to providing a range of services to over 1,700 people in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. We have over 10,000 supporters, 300 volunteers and 160 staff members to date.
- Play an important role within a community-led organisation
- Stakeholder pension scheme
- Healthcare cash plan and life assurance
- 24/7 Support provider with wellbeing, advice and money saving resources
- Local discounts including gym membership
- Up to 25 days’ holiday, increasing with service
The Tenancy Sustainment and Prevention Worker role has been funded by the Department of Levelling up, Housing and Local Communities Rough Sleeper Initiative (RSI), in partnership with Arun District Council to help reduce Rough Sleeping in the UK by providing support to those who are vulnerably housed or at risk of homelessness in the Arun area.
As part of a wider team across the Arun District, the Tenancy Sustainment and Prevention Worker will be responsible for working with clients of varying needs from those with low-level support needs to those who have high levels of support needs or multiple disadvantages.
Some may have a history of homelessness, rough sleeping, substance misuse, mental or physical health needs, learning disabilities, offending history and/or other vulnerabilities which affect their ability to conduct a tenancy in an appropriate manner.
This may also include assisting clients in finding more suitable accommodation options either in the private rented sector, supported accommodation or via the housing register.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, driven individual who is passionate about working with people with multiple disadvantages. You will need to be motivated and able to work alone whilst also working collaboratively with external partners and other professionals.
You will be able to build effective internal and external relationships and trust with clients and colleagues to ensure you are able to advocate for clients effectively and achieve realistic goals and outcomes.
Elements of the role will require resilience and confidence in supporting and working with those with multiple disadvantages and you will need a good understanding of professional boundaries and personal safety.
You will be able to work across the whole of the Arun District where required.
The closing date for applications is midnight on 05 February 2023. Interviews are to be arranged on 14 or 17 February 2023.
No agencies please.
A full job description and person specification is available to download from our website.