Job Vacancies – Chess Homeless

Job Vacancies

Rough Sleeper Outreach Worker (Temporary)

Line Managed By: Client Support Manager

Hours: 37.5 hrs weekly, hours flexible on a rota basis including early mornings, evening, weekend, and bank holiday working to respond quickly to referrals to the Outreach Service. Normal hours will be worked between 6 am and midnight, Monday to Sunday but you may be required to work at other times to facilitate the needs of the business, including nights.

Contract Term: Temporary until 31st March 2022

Overall Purpose of the Job

CHESS has funding to extend their outreach services to provide support in order to prevent and relieve rough sleeping in Mid-Essex.

Successful applicants will work as part of a developing team to provide support and assistance to referred rough sleepers and those at risk of rough sleeping, assessing needs and facilitating the uptake of homelessness provisions, engagement with specialist support services and journey to independent living.  Successful applicants will engage and facilitate rough sleepers or those at risk of rough sleeping, to access basic services and accommodation, providing support along the way to address needs and promote independence.

This role is subject to the satisfactory completion of a DBS check and receipt of suitable references. The full job description/person specification can be downloaded below, along with the application form. Please complete this and return to recruitment@chesshomeless.org

Closing Date: 9.30am 31st August 2021 

Interviews will be held: week commencing 8 September 2021

Housing Support Worker

Line Managed By: Client Support Manager

Hours: Permanent full-time position. Hours will be worked on a rota basis between 8am-10pm, Monday – Sunday. This role will be based at Hodgkinson House, 200 New London Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 9AB

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To assess the needs of homeless individuals approaching CHESS for support and help the team identify suitable applicants
  • To provide support to homeless individuals within CHESS Services in order to help them into independent living
  • To link/ refer clients to appropriate specialist services outside of CHESS
  • To assist in practical aspects of the running of a CHESS accommodation services.
  • To conduct house-checks in our move-on accommodation ensuring standards are being met and to maintain good relationships with our neighbours

This role is subject to the satisfactory completion of a DBS check and receipt of suitable references.

  • Closing Date: 9.30am 2nd September 2021
  • Interviews will be held: week following closing date

The full job description/person specification can be downloaded below, along with the application form. Please complete this and return to recruitment@chesshomeless.org

Temporary Housing Support Worker

Line Managed By: Client Support Manager

Hours: Hours will be between 10 – 20 hrs per week worked on a rota basis over 5 days, between 8am and 10pm Monday to Sunday. This role will be based at a new CHESS property.

Part-time until 31st March 2024

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To assess the needs of homeless individuals approaching CHESS for support and help the team identify suitable applicants
  • To provide support to Homeless individuals within CHESS Services in order to help them into independent living
  • To link/ refer clients to appropriate specialist services outside of CHESS
  • To assist in practical aspects of the running of a CHESS accommodation services.
  • To conduct house-checks in our move-on accommodation ensuring standards are being met and to maintain good relationships with our neighbours

This role is subject to the satisfactory completion of a DBS check and receipt of suitable references.

  • Closing Date: 9.30am 2nd September 2021
  • Interviews will be held: week following closing date

The full job description/person specification can be downloaded below, along with the application form. Please complete this and return to recruitment@chesshomeless.org

Weekend Support Assistant

Line Managed By: Support Coordinator

Hours: Sat and/or Sunday. Hours will be variable and worked on a 3-week rota basis between the hours of 7am and 9pm and a minimum of 7.5hrs and a maximum of 12hrs worked each day.

Temporary, October 2021 until 31st March 2022

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To be the first point of contact for all telephone calls and guests on arrival at Hodgkinson House.
  • To assist in practical aspects of the running of the property over the weekend
  • Handle service user enquiries and requests in Hodgkinson House and move on properties, referring to the on-duty support worker as necessary.
  • Answering telephone calls and responding to enquiries
  • To assist with Administrative tasks

This role is subject to the satisfactory completion of a DBS check and receipt of suitable references.

  • Closing Date:  EXTENDED
  • Interviews will be held: tba

The full job description/person specification can be downloaded below, along with the application form. Please complete this and return to recruitment@chesshomeless.org

Tenancy Support Worker with Outreach Duties

Line Management Responsibility: Client Support Manager

Responsibility for: Volunteers when working together

Hours: 20 hrs per week 5 x 4hr days a week

Contract: 3 Year contract starting Sept/Oct 2021

Overall purpose of the job:

  • To work closely with Rochford Council Housing Needs Service
  • To provide an effective customer focused tenancy support service through strong partnership working and delivering a range of pro-active solutions
  • To assist with the safety and security of clients in accommodation
  • To assist service users to move towards greater levels of community integration and enhanced independent living
  • To liaise closely with and facilitate/accompany the CHESS Outreach Team visits in the local area

The full job description/person specification can be downloaded below, along with the application form. Please complete this and return to recruitment@chesshomeless.org

Bank Night Support Worker 

Line Management Responsibility: Client Support Manager

Responsibility for: Volunteers when working together

Hours:  Nightshift

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To manage practical aspects of the running of the shelter when on shift
  • To assess the needs of homeless individuals approaching CHESS for support and help the team identify suitable applicants
  • To manage entry, exit and risk for service users in the Shelter
  • To link/ refer clients to appropriate specialist services outside of CHESS
  • Handle enquiries from other CHESS accommodation as necessary

This position is subject to the satisfactory return of an enhanced DBS check.

  • Closing Date: EXTENDED
  • Interviews will be held week commencing: tba

The full job description/person specification can be downloaded below, along with the application form. Please complete this and return to recruitment@chesshomeless.org

Temporary Night Support Worker

Reporting to: Client Support Manager

Line Management Responsibility: Volunteers when working together

Hours: The hours are worked on a bi-weekly rota:

Week 1:

  • Monday Night (14.5hrs, with a 6.45pm Start and 9.15am finish)
  • Thursday Night (14.5hrs with a 6.45pm start and 9.15am finish)

Week 2:

  • Monday Night (14.5hrs, with a 6.45pm Start and 9.15am finish)
  • Saturday Night (15.5hrs with a 6.45pm start and 10.15am finish)

Applicants may also be required to fill shifts when other staff are on leave.

Overall Purpose of the Job

  • To manage practical aspects of the running of the shelter when on shift
  • To assess the needs of homeless individuals approaching CHESS for support and help the team identify suitable applicants.
  • To manage entry, exit and risk for service users in the Shelter.
  • To link/ refer clients to appropriate specialist services outside of CHESS.
  • To handle enquiries from other CHESS accommodation as necessary
  • To keywork existing service users – holding support meetings and providing advice and guidance with referral to Day team if necessary.

This position is subject to the satisfactory return of an enhanced DBS check.

  • Closing Date: 9.30am, 19th July 2021
  • Interviews will be held week commencing 22/23rd July 2021

The full job description/person specification can be downloaded below, along with the application form. Please complete this and return to recruitment@chesshomeless.org

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