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Community Inclusion Lead (permanent)

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£24,000 per annum

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Worthing Churches Homeless Projects is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing and the surrounding areas. It has over 75 staff and 260 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough. 

The Community Inclusion Lead post works alongside specialist support at the Worthing Community hub to focus on sustainable outcomes for WCHP clients once they have been resettled within the local community, including tenancy sustainment and access to community groups and support. The CI lead will deliver this in a variety of approaches including overseeing a be-friending service ran by volunteers for those vulnerably housed or in need of support, offering time to talk and access to local community groups. The CI lead will support clients to become peer mentors sharing their experience with others in order to support them to achieve their outcomes and offering daily Living Workshops in the training suite of the hub.

The CI lead offers weekly drop in sessions at another local hub, as well as local outreach service for advice and support. This includes areas such as benefits and housing matters. Working in partnership with Homelessness Prevention services such as local council officers and other voluntary organisations for tenancy sustainment advice and support in Worthing.

You must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage and plan your own workload and meet deadlines and targets is essential. Good IT Skills are a must. You must have the ability to take responsibility and make difficult decisions in the face of dealing with challenging behaviour.

A full job description and person specification along with an application form are available to download from our website. Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

Closing date for vacancies: 12pm on Friday 22nd September 2017

Interview date:  Wednesday 27th September 2017

No agencies please.

WCHP 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).

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

Closing date Friday, September 22nd 2017

Community Base do not take part in the recruitment process. If you wish to apply for any of the opportunities advertised, please contact the organisation direct.

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