• Part Time
  • Flexible Hours
  • Salary: £11,570 per annum (FTE £25,521)

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The Early Engagement Worker will focus on the prevention of homelessness, including tenancy sustainment and seeking housing options, including leading on seeking and developing relationships with Landlords in the privately rented sector.

To enable this the Early Engagement Worker will focus on delivery of interventions within the local community, building relationships with statutory and voluntary professionals, to implement a person-centred collaborative network of support tailored to individual needs.

The Early Engagement Worker will receive referrals through the Worthing and Littlehampton Community hubs for clients who are at risk of losing their homes, as well as move-on housing for clients moving into more independent accommodation and needing assistance with setting up utility bills and rent payments. An element of this role will focus on providing support to those who are vulnerably housed and have complex needs such as substance misuse or mental health issues.


  • Possess crisis management abilities.
  • The ability to adapt to changing circumstances and client needs.
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Possess empathy and cultural sensitivity to understand and respect the diverse backgrounds and needs of clients.
  • Passion for early intervention
  • To be resilient and confident when dealing with difficult situations


  • Play an important role within a community-led organisation.
  • Stakeholder pension scheme
  • Up to 25 days’ holiday, increasing with service.
  • Health care cash plan and life assurance
  • Flexible working requests from day 1
  • 24/7 Support provider with wellbeing, advice, and money
    saving resources
  • Local discounts including gym membership.


To apply, please ensure you complete an online application form, including your responses to the questions and upload a copy of your CV.  We also require you to complete an Equal Opportunities Questionnaire.

Turning Tides requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults. Successful applicants (dependent on role) are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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