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

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Current Vacancies

Deputy Manager:
First Base Day Centre
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 4
Hours per Week: 37
Salary: £27,790 per annum

First Base Day Centre

First Base is a Day Centre in central Brighton and supports people who are sleeping rough. We provide emergency and long-term services to around 100 homeless and inadequately housed and vulnerable people each day. We are now seeking to fill the following post to join our existing staff team.

Jointly with the Manager, you will responsible for all aspects of the day to day management of this very busy project.

Essential requirements for this post are extensive experience of working with people who are homeless or inadequately housed, experience of working with people who sleep rough, experience of supporting people who have substance misuse and / or mental ill health, substantial experience of case work and proven interpersonal skills.

Closing Date: Friday 12 October 2018 12.00am
Interview Date: Thursday 18 October 2018
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Case Worker:
First Base
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 013
Hours per Week: 37 (Fixed Term Until 31 March 2019)
Salary: £24,187 per annum

First Base is a busy centre for people who are street homeless or inadequately housed and aims to help people move away from sleeping rough or insecure accommodation and realise their aspirations through work, learning and creativity and find a place they can call home.

In conjunction with the First Base Operational Manager, Deputy Manager and all other staff, the post holder will be responsible for the day-to-day running of First Base and, in particular, will develop and maintain work relationships with new and established clients under a casework system.

For full details and to apply please go to our website www.bht.org.uk or email jobs@bht.org.uk

Closing Date: Thursday 27 September 2018 12.00pm
Interview Date: Wednesday 3 October 2018
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Bank Cover Worker:
First Base
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 969
Hours per Week: Casual
Salary: £9.22 per hour

BHT’s First Base Day Centre operates in the centre of Brighton for the provision of support to assist people who are homeless or vulnerably housed to move on from the streets or insecure accommodation and realise their aspirations.

First Base operates client-centred specialist services to support people to address their healthcare needs, start realising their aspirations through work, learning and leisure and find a place they can call home.

We are looking for Bank Cover Workers to help us run this dynamic service.

As a Bank Cover Worker, you will undertake a variety of tasks to assist in the day to day running of First Base, ensuring the service is delivered in as efficient and effective way as possible.

Experience of working with people who are street homeless is not essential; however candidates should be able to demonstrate a commitment to meeting the needs of homeless and vulnerable adults.

This post is currently open ended and has no specific closing date.

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Wellbeing Service Case Worker:
Mental Health and Wellbeing & Threshold Women’s Services
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 778
Hours per Week: 18.5 (Fixed Term Contract Ends 30th September 2019)
Salary: £22,566 pro rata

BHT Wellbeing Services offers psychosocial interventions and psychological support to both men and women experiencing mental ill health and emotional distress, such as anxiety depression, thoughts of suicide and self-harm.

BHT Wellbeing services are targeted at men and women living on low incomes that are vulnerable and experiencing social isolation.

The Case Worker will provide targeted practical support to vulnerable men and women with mental health support needs. The Caseworker will support clients to achieve stability within the community and assist them to access services in house and in outreach; through the provision of practical one to one support and life skills workshops.

Closing Date: Tuesday 2 October 2018 2.00am
Interview Date: Friday 12 October 2018
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Administrator:
Addiction Services
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 067
Hours per Week: 17 (Permanent)
Salary: £20,194 pro rata

BHT Addiction Services provides residential housing projects with programmes of support for men and women seeking abstinence and life recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. The different stages of residential recovery support offered are: Detox Support Project, The Recovery Project and Move-On Services. All our projects aim to empower people to rebuild their lives from addiction and become more healthy, independent and positive members of the community.

We are seeking an administrator to join our Addiction Services administration team.  You will be based at Detox Support Project, and also link in with Recovery Project. The post involves a considerable amount of client contact and would suit a person who is interested in working in a busy, rewarding, dynamic and sometimes challenging, environment and being part of the clients’ recovery journey. The work is varied and includes, overseeing housing and welfare benefits applications (training will be provided), administering project monitoring systems, collecting and processing rents, processing maintenance request and administering petty cash.

Applicants should demonstrate they have experience of project administration, a willingness to have ongoing welfare benefits training and an understanding of the issues involved in working with this client group. They should also be proficient in the use of MS Office (2003 and 2010), especially Excel, Outlook and Word.

Closing Date: Monday 24 September 2018 12.00pm
Interview Date: Tuesday 9 October 2018
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Supported Housing Worker:
Phase One
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Location: Brighton
Reference Number: 016
Hours per Week: 37 (Permanent)
Salary: £24,870 per annum + £1,447 per annum Anti-Social Hours Enhancement

Phase One

Phase One is a supported housing project providing twenty-four-hour support to fifty-two homeless men and women with high support needs. The focus of the work of the project is on supporting clients through a process of change using a person-centred approach that empowers service users to make positive choices. Phase One works within a Psychologically Informed framework. You should have experience of working with homeless people and knowledge and experience of working with issues relating to trauma, mental health, substance misuse and the criminal justice system.

We are seeking to appoint a Supported Housing Worker to join our existing team. The Supported Housing Worker will act as a key worker to clients accommodated within Phase One and provide housing support to ensure that licenses are sustained and 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 set out by commissioners and BHT’s PIE approach.

Essential requirements for this role are a knowledge and experience of working with homeless clients with multiple needs, the ability to assess support needs, develop and deliver support plans for service users and the ability to work as part of a team. You will be required to work shifts including evenings and weekends for which the enhancement is paid.

Closing Date: Thursday 4 October 2018 12.00pm
Interview Date: Thursday 11 October 2018
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Project Consultant Assistant:
Fulfilling Lives: Multiple and Complex Needs South East Project
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Location: Eastbourne
Reference Number: 903
Hours per Week: 18.5 (18 Month Fixed Term Contract)
Salary: £19,372 pro rata

Fulfilling Lives: Multiple and Complex Needs South East Project

The purpose of the Fulfilling Lives Project, funded by The Big Lottery is to bring about lasting change in how services work with people with multiple and complex needs. The project will operate in Brighton and Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings and will be delivered by different delivery partners in each area.

BHT is the lead organisation for the South East Partnership.

This is an exciting development opportunity for individuals who have personal experience of complex needs and of using support services. The post will involve working with service users and the staff team to review and improve services for people with multiple and complex needs. The job includes a comprehensive training program and supervision. Help to move on to other vocational opportunities will also be provided at the end of the project.

You will need to have experience facilitating or volunteering in service user groups or forums, show knowledge of local agencies in the area you wish to apply, have excellent communication skills and be passionate about improving services for people with complex needs.

As an exception, due to a current need for continuity and expertise in this location, applications from former staff will be accepted.

 

Closing Date: Thursday 27 September 2018 12.00pm
Interview Date: Monday 1 October 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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