Housing First Worker


Recruiting Organisation: Turning Tides                                

Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week
Salary: FTE £27,973 per annum
Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months

Location: Mid Sussex, West Sussex



Based primarily in Mid-Sussex but must be able to travel throughout the district, the Housing First Worker (HFW) will lead on providing intensive wrap around support to a small caseload of clients who have been housed through the housing first approach.

Working closely with agencies in the statutory and voluntary sector, the HFW will ensure that clients accommodated through housing first, have access to appropriate support, to allow them to both sustain their accommodation and thrive in the local community.

This is fixed term role to cover maternity leave for 12 months.


You have:

  • Good knowledge of housing and homelessness issues, an understanding of Psychologically Informed Environments and the principles of Housing First.
  • Experience of delivering support to vulnerable people with multiple and complex needs.
  • Good knowledge of mental health, personality disorders, alcohol, drugs and issues around addiction and relapse management.
  • Confidence in motivating and inspiring clients to make positive life changes.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively with key stakeholders, including agency partners.


  • Flexible working, full 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


To apply, please ensure you complete an online application form, including your responses to the questions and upload a copy of your CV. They also require you to complete an Equal Opportunities Questionnaire here – https://www.turning-tides.org.uk/jobs/housing-first-worker-mid-sussex-12-months-fixed-term-3/

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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).

Should you require any assistance with our application process, please email us at: recruitment@turning-tides.org.uk.

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Closing Date: 28 May 2024

Interview Date: Ongoing


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