Location: Walthamstow

Contract: Permanent, full time (40 hours per week worked on a rota basis including evenings, weekends and public holidays)

Salary: £21,921.00 per annum


Assistant Assessment and Housing Pathway Worker

The vision of YMCA St Paul’s Group (YMCASPG) is a Christian charity where people can come as they are; be met at their point of need and come to know life in all its fullness.

YMCA SPG has a growing presence across a number of London Boroughs including Waltham Forest, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as in Elmbridge in Surrey and Slough in Berkshire. Services delivered by the Association include bed spaces for nearly 1200 people in housing need, Health and Wellbeing services, Youth Support and Advice, Education and Training as well and Children and Families work.

The assessment team are part of YMCA Walthamstow’s Housing department. The Housing department also has a Supported Housing team who work with 300+ residents providing support and accommodation in a mixture of hostel, bedsit and shared house accommodation.


The role

The post holder will work within a team of Assessment & Housing Pathway workers to be responsible for supporting rough sleepers to find sustainable routes out of homelessness by carrying out initial assessments for rough sleepers in the borough of Waltham Forest. To be responsible for their move on into appropriate accommodation within required timescales. To also be responsible for finding routes into the private rented sector or other supported accommodation suitable to the client’s needs. To work closely with other housing providers, charities, the Local Authority and private landlords to identify and improve pathways out of rough sleeping.


Applicants should:

  • Have good understanding of Housing Regulations in relation to Homelessness
  • Have experience of working with and formally assessing the needs of homeless people
  • Have an understanding of the routes into homelessness, and the issues faced by rough sleepers
  • Have proven experience of supporting vulnerable people to address their needs through case management and the provision of support
  • Have experience of working within a small team and also lone working

To Apply

For a full job description, applicant pack, applicant privacy notice please visit the YMCA St Pauls Group website at www.ymcastpaulsgroup.org. Completed Application Packs should be directed to our external recruitment/response handler’s HR Initiatives Limited c/o zoe.sheehan@hrinitiatives.co.uk

Closing Date: 11th June 2019


Assistant Assessment and Housing Pathway Worker Job Description
YMCA St Pauls Group Application Form 
YMCA St Pauls Group Equal Opportunities Form
YMCA  St Pauls Group Application Pack Guidance

YMCA St Pauls Group Job Applicant Privacy Notice

 Closing date: We will be reviewing completed applications on a daily basis until we recruit to all posts, therefore please return your application without delay.

YMCA St Paul’s Group is an equal opportunities employer. We value the importance of diversity and positively welcome applications from all members of the community, including those with disabilities. As a responsible employer, we follow safer recruitment guidelines and if you are selected for an interview you will be required to complete an application form, which will be sent out to you. The successful candidate will be expected to declare all previous offences and to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.