View Vacancy -- Community Connector
About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative new service, Mulberry Junction working as part of a team whose overall aim is to tackle rough sleeping, prevent and reduce homelessness and help people achieve their personal goals by providing a range of housing, health and wellbeing support. Mulberry Junction has been designed in partnership with people affected by homelessness to deliver a service that reflects the diversity of Haringey. The Community Connector will co-produce a sustainable and effective peer support framework and provide support and development opportunities to a network of peers. The role will coordinate a range of peer-led events, support initiatives and capacity-building activities to prevent and relieve homelessness.
We are particularly interested in hearing from people with personal experience of homelessness, mental health, substance use or criminal justice services and from Black and Minority Ethnic communities . We also encourage applications from people who have provided support to someone in their life affected by these issues.
We value passion and commitment over professional experience and encourage applicants to consider the transferable skills they have learnt in all areas of their lives.
You will be :
- Committed to identifying and generating opportunities for people with lived experience of homelessness to provide peer support.
- Confident in providing support to individuals and groups using a strengths based approach.
- Focussed on finding solutions to sometimes complex problems and working with other people and organisations to do so.
- Committed to developing services with the people who use them, to reflect the diversity of Haringey.
Other Requirements / How to apply
Anyone interested in the role is invited to attend an event hosted by the Peer Advisors developing the service on May 28th 4-6pm at the Shine Café , 89-91 Turnpike Lane.
We recognise that people with lived experience of homelessness, mental health and addiction are more likely to come into contact with criminal justice services and encourage people to apply for the role even if they have previous convictions.
Closing Date: Thursday 13th June 2019
- Knowledge of or commitment to co-production and service user involvement in the design and operation of services
- Ability to network and engage with multiple external agencies to establish partnerships and opportunities for collaboration
- Knowlege of or commitment to undertstanding relevant housing legislation and prevention practices
- An understanding of boundaries when working in a coordinator capacity with vulnerable adults, peers and their support networks
- Understanding and commitment to following relevant safeguarding, H&S and DV policies development with peer perspective
This opportunity is closed to applications.