Preventing Homelessness in Reading

Work at Launchpad

We don’t think there are many better places to work than Launchpad. Join our committed team and you’ll soon realise you’re part of something big.

You’ll do meaningful work every day, with the chance to see first-hand what a difference your efforts make to vulnerable people in Reading. It’s hard work, but it’s unbelievably rewarding and a lot of fun. It also gives you the chance to meet some incredibly interesting people.

Our current vacancies are advertised here so please look back from time to time to see our latest exciting opportunities.

Supported Housing Team Leader

£25,000-27,000 per annum.

Launchpad offers accommodation-based support over a 6-12 month period as part of Reading’s homelessness services. In addition, as well as housing clients, our Supported Housing Team works with our tenants on a range of support needs with a view to assisting clients to achieve independent living skills to enable them to sustain a tenancy moving forward with their lives.

Having successfully retendered to continue providing this service under contract with Reading Borough Council we are looking for a Team Leader to coordinate the activities of the team, providing assistance to the Supported Housing Manager and ensuring the contract operates effectively and efficiently.

In addition to your life skills, you will ideally have qualified in housing / social care / counselling / substance misuse and related disciplines.

If you relish a challenge and want to work within a caring organisation committed to the welfare of its clients and the development of its people, we want to hear from you!

Supported Housing Team Leader role profile >

To apply please download and complete our Application Form >

Email to HR@launchpadreading.org.uk. Sorry we’re unable to accept CVs. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 24 August 2018. Interviews to be held Wednesday 29 August 2018.

 

Supported Housing Officer

£22,000 per annum.

Launchpad offers accommodation-based support over a 6-12 month period as part of Reading’s homelessness services. In addition, as well as housing clients, our Supported Housing Team works with our tenants on a range of support needs with a view to assisting clients to achieve independent living skills to enable them to sustain a tenancy and moving forward with their lives.

As a Supported Housing Officer you will support clients with complex needs to make positive changes in their lives. Tenancy sustainment is also key, and you will work closely with our Housing Management Team to help clients achieve this. Previous experience of working in support and housing is highly desirable, as is experience of managing your own caseload of clients, using your own life skills and understanding.

Supported Housing Officer role profile >

To apply please download and complete our Application Form >

Email to HR@launchpadreading.org.uk. Sorry we’re unable to accept CVs. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 24 August 2018. Interviews to be held Wednesday 29 August 2018.

 

Floating Support Assistant

£19,000 per annum.

Launchpad successfully retendered to provide our dynamic Floating Support service, under contract with Reading Borough Council. The service provides support with tenancy sustainment, advice and advocacy, life skills, budgeting, mental health as well as support on education, training and employment and ongoing challenges within housing. The focus is very much about the prevention of homelessness and our Drop-in Service is a key part of our strategy on homelessness prevention.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop outreach services and provide influence and direction for clients with multiple needs. You will be assisting with the assessment process and ensure that clients are supported with any immediate interventions to help them with achieving their goals, such as practical tasks to remain living and working independently. If you are professional, approachable, and confident and have an empathetic manner whilst maintaining appropriate boundaries we would love to hear from you.

Floating Support Assistant role profile >

To apply please download and complete our Application Form >

Email to HR@launchpadreading.org.uk. Sorry we’re unable to accept CVs. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 24 August 2018. Interviews to be held Wednesday 29 August 2018.