Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils
Service Area: Homes First, Housing Needs and Standards
Title: Wellbeing and Employment Coordinator
Grade: Band E
Salary: £30,095 - £32,798
Hours: 37 hours a week
A dynamic self-starter is required in this exciting new role, supporting homeless clients to access health, employment and wellbeing opportunities. Funded by Public Health and reporting to the councils Housing Needs Team, you will be working with the Council, Public Health, key partner agencies, local charities and commissioned providers, to bridge the gap between health and housing for some of our most vulnerable clients.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate both operational and service development capabilities in relation to working with homeless applicants, motivational interviewing, cognitive behaviour change, social prescribing and effective partnership working.
You will act as a point of contact for Wellbeing and Employment queries for the Housing Needs Team, and be responsible for coordinating pathways working collaboratively with key partners to improve outcomes for homeless applicants, mental health, physical health, substance misuse, training, employment and of course, sustainable long term accommodation.
You must have proven experience of successful multi-agency development work, preferably in a homeless or public health context; an excellent comprehension of the complex needs of homeless applicants, as well as the available local resources within health and housing; a good working knowledge of social prescribing and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
You will need to be able to work to KPIs, and produce reports and presentations to key stakeholders about progress, risks and to influence future commissioning opportunities.
Hours and days may vary according to the needs of the project, but will be largely working from home, with some outreach visits in targeted areas across Eastbourne and Lewes
Closing date: 2nd December at midday