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Advice and Assessment Worker – Littlehampton at Turning Tides

Turning Tides is a multifunctional, complex needs homelessness organisation that works in Worthing, Adur, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex. It has over 100 staff and 300 volunteers. Its mission is to end the need to sleep rough.

This role is an exciting opportunity to make a difference within the local community of Littlehampton. Supporting people to make substantial changes is challenging and highly rewarding work and Littlehampton Community Hub takes great pride in the role that it has in marshalling community support for some of the most vulnerable people in the town.

Working from Littlehampton Community Hub, as an Advice and Assessment Worker, you will be the first point of contact for clients in crisis in the community. Working closely with Turning Tides specialist support workers and other local agencies and services, you will pull together a network of support specifically tailored to individual client needs. We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic individual who has a client centred approach to supporting clients who are homeless and have complex needs.

You will support the running of the drop in sessions at the hub and lead on all referrals and communication with all specialist services including accommodation provision and attendance at local multi agency meetings.

This role is funded by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), in partnership with Arun District Council.

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 essential.

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

To apply, please ensure that you send us a completed application form, which includes your responses to the shortlisting criteria listed in the Person Specification for this role, along with a completed Equal Opportunities Questionnaire; see our website vacancy page for these documents.

Please be advised that we will only accept applications made on our application form and do not accept CVs.

Closing date for applications: Midday, Monday 3 August 2020
Interview date: TBC
No agencies please.

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).

Please be aware of our Privacy Policy, which is available to view by visiting: http://www.turning-tides.org.uk/about-us/privacy-policy/

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.

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Turning Tides

Deadline for applications

3 Aug 2020


£14,218.15 per annum (FTE £23,696.92)

Hours per week



Advisers / Counsellors

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