Housing First Worker


This is a superb opportunity for an individual with drive, focus and a desire to work within our outstanding charity to help us to combat homelessness. You’ll discover a passionate, supportive environment where the entire team are working toward the same goals and are dedicated to making positive change and producing great results.

The Role

In this crucial role, your focus will be on the service delivery of SPEAR’s Housing First model. You will work with staff and management teams to deliver this innovative model of housing society’s most vulnerable people; you will help us drive forward a collective vision of inclusion and participation across the organisation. Housing First is a SPEAR service that provides independent tenancies with registered social landlords via the council nomination process and intensive personalised support to rough sleepers who have not progressed through any supported accommodation pathway.

About You

You’ll have a broad range of frontline experience; you will have experience of working with people that present with complex and sometimes challenging behaviours. You will have experience of working to processes and systems to achieve continuous improvement across your service remit. You’ll have a track record of multi-disciplinary working, case management, risk assessing, data recording, and safeguarding. The ability to build positive and rewarding relationships and influence is essential to this role.

For further and more detailed information on the role and person specification, please review the Job Description below.

Your Benefits

– 34 days’ holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) increasing with length of service
– Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
– Enhanced occupational sick pay
– Enrolment into our pension scheme after three months’ service
– Yearly eye care vouchers

Your Perks

– 24-hour access to confidential counselling services (EAP)
– Free staff wellbeing sessions
– Flexible working
– Free moving house day
– Staff interest-free loan and season ticket loans
– Cycle to work scheme and free parking at some sites

SPEAR welcome and encourage applications from everyone, regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

Other organisations may call this role Support Worker, Outreach Officer, Young Persons Advocate Worker, Homeless Welfare Officer, Recovery Worker, or Housing Support Worker.