Combating Homelessness, Creating Opportunities, Promoting Change

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BHT is a people-led organisation who employs a mixture of employees, bank cover workers, volunteers and interns in a range of therapeutic, advice and support roles.

At present we have approximately 230 employees, 50 bank cover workers, 30 volunteers and six interns. We have services, projects and offices based across Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings. Our Mission is ‘combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change’.

In recognition of our commitment to our staff BHT has been awarded accreditation from Investors in People, Disability Confident and Time to Change.

We also offer:

  • a comprehensive employee benefits package including a stakeholder pension scheme
  • a free and confidential employee assistance helpline for both personal and work related concerns
  • a popular cycle to work scheme
  • free employee NHS health checks run in-conjunction with the local councils
  • a free new starter 30 day Brighton bus pass
  • generous holiday allowance including an additional two days of leave at Christmas
  • the opportunity to participate in wellbeing and fundraising activities throughout the year

BHT is an equal opportunities employer using a fair and open recruitment process which fully complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. We are committed to encouraging equality, inclusion and diversity within the workplace.

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For enquiries about current vacancies, or to be added to our mailing list:

Please send an email to jobs@bht.org.uk or call the HR Team on 01273 645419.

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Current Vacancies

Hostel Worker:
Phase One
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 951
Hours per Week: 37 (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Salary: £22,881 per annum + £1,447 Anti-Social Hours Enhancement per annum

Phase One is a 52 bed high support hostel for single homeless men and women. All service users have multiple complex needs and our work is focused on providing safe, secure accommodation whilst addressing each resident’s individual support needs by providing tailored support packages to support service users towards living more independently.

Using psychologically informed and trauma informed practice, we work with service users to increase self-esteem and to begin to address the issues at the root cause of their homelessness, make the changes necessary to lead more settled lives, and realise their aspirations, using a personalised, goal centric support planning process. We work with clients who are using alcohol and substances and encourage them to examine their substance use issues and take positive steps towards their recovery and abstinence.

We are seeking to appoint a Hostel Worker to join our existing team of Support Workers.  Hostel Workers will support clients accommodated within the Phase One project and will provide housing and building management support to ensure that licenses are sustained and that a range of support needs are met.

The post holder will be an integral part of the Phase One team working to achieve the objectives of our Housing Related Support contract.

Essential requirements for this role are knowledge and experience of working with homeless clients with multiple complex needs, supporting the delivery of personalised support plans, an understanding of psychological and trauma informed practice, and the ability to work as part of a team.

You will be required to work shifts, including evenings and weekends, for which an enhancement is paid.

Closing Date: Thursday 22 November 2018 12.00pm
Interview Date: Tuesday 27 November 2018
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Waking Night Support Worker:
Shore House
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 792
Hours per Week: 37 (Permanent)
Salary: £21,347 per annum plus Anti-Social Hours Enhancement £2,278

Shore House is an innovative and dynamic 24-hour service which provides accommodation and intensive one-to-one and group support to 20 people with complex mental health needs, including substance use.

The service works proactively and flexibly with people to build their skills and confidence, enabling them to move into more independent accommodation within an 18-month timeframe.

We are looking for a reliable and committed individual to provide responsive and flexible support to residents throughout the night, and to ensure that the building is safe and secure.

You will be joining an experienced, knowledgeable, and supportive team, with a range of opportunities for professional development.

Waking Night Workers must remain awake for the duration of the shift.

Closing Date: Monday 19 November 2018 12.00pm
Interview Date: Monday 26 November 2018
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Bank Cover Worker:
Phase One
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 673
Hours per Week: Casual
Salary: £9.22 per hour Day / £12.23 per hour Nights

Phase One is a 52 bed high support hostel for homeless men and women. All service users have multiple complex needs and our work is focused on providing safe, secure accommodation whilst addressing each resident’s individual support needs by providing tailored support packages to support service users towards living more independently.

Using psychologically informed and trauma informed practice, we work with service users to increase self-esteem and to begin to address the issues at the root cause of their homelessness, make the changes necessary to lead more settled lives, and realise their aspirations, using a personalised, goal centric support planning process. We work with clients who are using alcohol and substances and encourage them to examine their substance use issues and take positive steps towards their recovery and abstinence.

The Bank Cover Workers will be needed for day shifts, waking night shifts and weekend shifts.

We offer:

  • A paid induction
  • Supportive management and team
  • Opportunities for relevant training.

Successful candidates will have knowledge and experience of:

  • Experience of supporting clients with mental health issues, substance misuse or complex needs.
  • An understanding of safeguarding procedures
  • A proactive and positive approach.

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