• Part Time
  • Salary: £15,985 per annum (FTE £26,641)

Website Turning Tides Homelessness

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.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Worthing Community Links Team supporting the co-ordination of services to individuals who are homeless with complex needs, and have been chronically excluded from services. The Worthing Community Links is a well-established, multidisciplinary team set up to meet the needs of homeless people based in Worthing. To provide support to clients with interventions through specialist workers including Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community Inclusion, Homelessness and Crisis Prevention, Social Work, and a Specialist Women only support and drop in.

We are currently seeking a Support Coordinator who will be responsible for engaging with individuals with multiple and complex needs, working alongside the internal & external agencies. The SC will support people through their journeys into statutory and voluntary services. The post holder will be expected to navigate local service provision, building strong relationships with a range of different professionals whilst advocating on the clients behalf.  This post also requires the successful candidate to promote the MEAM agenda across Worthing and Adur. To work with local partners to co-ordinate the care of clients and work closely with local partners to influence change in the way that organisations provide services to individuals facing multiple needs and exclusions, in particular, those facing homelessness, offending behaviour, mental ill health or substance misuse. You will be a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with an interest in the MEAM agenda whilst being committed to the principles of Recovery and the organisations mission statement of ending the need for local people to sleep rough.

To effect system changes that can more effectively support those with complex and multiple needs and ensures that positive changes are made in the way that local services are provided.
Ensure that learning from the project informs improvements to / redesigning of service pathway approaches by recommending changes in the delivery of local services
Work with partner agencies to identify up to 10 individuals with multiple and complex needs. To support navigation of systems
To work with these individuals and their support networks to create personalised service responses, with the long-term aim to secure sustainable accommodation
Put in place an ongoing referral mechanism and to keep a working caseload of around 10 individuals to be shared with the Community Links Team, whilst working closely with all other identified key workers throughout the period of the project
Attend Operational Groups to discuss clients’ needs and situations, to enable swift access to appropriate services and ensure that barriers are addressed so that service users can access suitable services.
To work with voluntary and statutory sector organisations to develop a personalised case management approach for homeless excluded individuals with multiple and complex needs.

– Flexible working, part time hours

– 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 closing date for applications is the 09 March 2023. Interviews are to be arranged.

No agencies please.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website.

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.

Should you require any assistance completing our forms, please contact us at recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk.

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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Please note that we will only contact the candidates that have been shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 3 weeks, please assume you have been unsuccessful this time.

To apply for this job please visit www.turning-tides.org.uk.