West Berkshire Council successfully bid for funding under the Rough Sleeper Initiative to end homelessness in West Berkshire. We are therefore looking to recruit a Mental Health Practitioner (Housing Support) with the skills to work closely with individuals with multiple and complex needs. This is a fixed term role for 12 months for a funding limited project.
The post holder will form part of the Housing Team and will work in partnership with all front line based teams in order to reduce rough sleeping. The Practitioner will act as a single point of contact for vulnerable service users with poor mental health to ensure that they are able to sustain their tenancy and progress in their journey away from homelessness.
Experience of working with people who are homeless and/or rough sleeping will be viewed as an asset in this role.
West Berkshire Council offer excellent employment benefits such as flexible working, access to a wide range of relevant training, local government pension scheme, family friendly policies, a range of local discounts and much more. You will also be entitled to a generous annual leave entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to a maximum of 33 days.
Please contact Claire Alexander (Homelessness Reduction Coordinator) on 01635 503021 for an informal discussion about this role.