Annual Leave: 25 days pa excluding bank holidays
Status: 10 month Secondment or Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 37 hours per week (must be prepared to work flexibly to suit the needs of the job)
The Hospital Admission Reduction Pathway (HARP) Navigator is an exciting new role as part of the West Sussex HARP. This has been funded by Public Health England as part of the Rough Sleeping Grant Programme.
This is a rare opportunity to support the implementation and development of a pioneering new service.
It is recognised that rough sleepers across West Sussex have unmet physical and mental health needs which can often cause difficulties when trying to engage with services in a productive and long-term arrangement.
Your role will lead on coordinating and supporting people who are homeless and accessing St. Richards Hospital, Chichester Accident and Emergency services, working closely with the senior medical team, Hospital Discharge Team and other specialist. You will also connect those individuals with other community services including the HARP Clinician and peer mentors upon discharge. You will have strong communication and negotiating skills, to be able to identify a range of solutions for each individuals, and the ability to work in a fast paced environment with a commitment to helping individuals to make positive changes in their lives.
We are looking for individuals who are dynamic and have experience of working with vulnerable people and the difficulties they experience in accessing services. You will also have experience of supporting these individuals to address their needs through effective case work management.
It is essential that you have a non-judgmental and enabling approach to supporting single homeless and vulnerable adults and have empathy with the Health, Housing and Work issues facing clients who are in recovery.
Apply now by completing our application form and submitting this with a supporting statement detailing how you fit the person specification.
Closing date: Wednesday 26th August
An enhanced DBS check will be required for this post.