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Senior Housing Worker

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Homeless
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
196-LIS4449
Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Guys and St Thomas or Kings
Town
london
Salary
£33,660 - £43,307 p.a Inclusive of HCA
Closing
Today at 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.



This new post within the KHP homeless team has been established to achieve two main things: to provide a high level of expert knowledge of housing law while confidently negotiating the systems and processes that affect housing and secondly to offer a leadership, support and supervisory role for the housing workers currently in the team.

The KHP team receive an ever increasing number of referrals for people in hospital who are either homeless or vulnerably housed. Following recent changes in legislation regarding the duty to refer, the Trust needs to demonstrate that we have a pathway for homeless people. The clinicians in the team will work alongside you to ensure that the team fulfils its remit to improve the health outcomes of homeless people in hospital.

This leadership role will require you to work with housing workers from voluntary sector organizations, therefore it is expected that you contribute to their training and development as well as to support them on a day to day basis with their caseload. Housing workers are in post across the Guys, St Thomas' and Kings Hospital sites and therefore you may work across site.

In turn, you will also be supported to take a leadership role for complex discharge cases for which the team now often need to seek legal guidance or to assert a patients entitlement to housing with housing departments and social services.

This will be a challenging role and you will need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable you to liaise with a multidisciplinary team, work across the boundaries of the acute and community teams including statutory services and inform Trust managers of the blocks to progressing discharges for people who are considered homeless.

For further details:

Susan Wood, Operational Lead KHP Homeless team, GStT, 07918 338 625, email susan.wood@gstt.nhs.uk

Abdi Ali , Operational Lead KHP Homeless team Kings Abdi.ali4@nhs.net.

Closing Date: 21 January 2019 at midnight

Interview Date: 30 January 2019

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Susan Wood, Operational Lead KHP Homeless team, GStT, 07918 338 625, email susan.wood@gstt.nhs.uk

Abdi Ali , Operational Lead KHP Homeless team Kings Abdi.ali4@nhs.net.

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
020 7188 7897

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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