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Housing First Caseworker (Pathway Coach), Oxford



Posted over 30 days ago...

Transform Lives with Beam: Join as a Housing First Operations Executive in Oxford


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£35000 - £45000

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Hybrid remote (London)

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Beam is a dynamic tech startup with a social mission to tackle the world's toughest problems, like homelessness. Award-winning and rapidly growing, we've been recognized by WIRED magazine as one of London's top 10 hottest startups and by LinkedIn as one of the Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. With a diverse and inclusive team, we welcome candidates from all backgrounds, especially those with experiences of social disadvantage.

Role Summary

  • Manage and support a caseload of individuals transitioning into stable housing.
  • Collaborate with various services to provide comprehensive support to members.
  • Personalize coaching and skill development to foster independence and self-confidence.
  • Use innovative tech tools to help members progress towards their personal goals.
  • Contribute to testing and improving Beam's operational model.

Role Requirements

  • Experience with hard-to-reach populations, such as in rough sleeping outreach or drug and alcohol services.
  • Effective communication skills for interacting with diverse groups.
  • Ability to multitask and advance multiple cases each week.
  • A compassionate approach towards individuals with complex trauma backgrounds.
  • Appreciation for data-driven decision-making.

Application Process Details

  • 30-minute video call with Beam's talent team.
  • Timed scenario-based tasks to understand the role better.
  • Final interview with members of the Leadership and Operations teams.

Join a unique company that combines the excitement of working in a high-growth tech startup with the fulfilment of creating life-changing social impact

At Beam, you get to do work that really matters. We’re solving the world’s toughest social problems. And we’re growing fast 🚀

About the role

We’re looking for a Housing First Caseworker (or ‘Pathway Coach’) to transform the lives of disadvantaged people by helping them transition into stable housing.

What’s the role like?

As a Housing First Caseworker, you’ll be at the forefront of Beam’s new Housing First programme in Oxford, designed to support those experiencing homelessness whose needs aren’t met by traditional homelessness services.

You’ll take on the responsibility of managing a small caseload of people referred to Beam, our “members”. You’ll be playing a critical role in supporting these members to sustain stable housing provided by the Council, ensuring they engage with other services and building their independence.

This involves a wide range of support activities tailored to each individual’s needs. You’ll guide clients through the processes of looking after a home, accessing healthcare, and connecting with community services. Equally important, you’ll work to boost their self-confidence and autonomy through personalised coaching, skill development, and encouragement.

You’ll be

  • Forging strong and meaningful relationships - some members will engage with this service for years giving the opportunity to build back their trust in people and systems
  • Working in partnership with multiple services - you’ll play a navigator role with your members supporting them in working with drug and alcohol services, housing officers, healthcare and various other services
  • Wearing your problem-solving hat - the people we support have unique barriers and you’ll constantly find creative ways to overcome them and hunt down the best opportunities for progression
  • Working towards social impact targets - using our cutting-edge in-house tech tools to progress members towards their goals
  • Learning fast about social issues - our in-house training will give you new knowledge and skills to motivate and inspire people to realise their potential
  • Testing new ways of working - great caseworkers look to supercharge our operational model so Beam will scale to support millions of people

You are

  • Determined - changing lives is not easy and you’re someone who loves hard challenges
  • Humble and supportive - your members will have their ups and downs but you’ll stick with them
  • Emotionally mature and confident - you’ll need to set boundaries and know when to communicate clearly
  • Adaptable and resilient - you’re someone who’s energised by ever-changing and fast-paced environments
  • An ideas person - you’re driven to find new and better ways of doing things
  • Willing and able to travel - your members will likely need a lot of in person support across Oxford

You’ll need

  • Experience working with hard to reach members - ideally you’ll have already worked in a similar role such as rough sleeping outreach or drug and alcohol services
  • Strong communication skills - you’ll regularly be communicating with a diverse group of members as well as internal stakeholders and our government partners
  • Experience and comfort with multi-tasking - you’ll need to be comfortable moving forward many people’s cases each week
  • Compassion for people in tough situations - many of your members will have long histories of trauma that can play out in unexpected way
  • Respect for data-driven decision-making - alongside your humanity, you’ll appreciate the importance of acting on data

Sound like you? Perhaps you don’t feel you tick every box - that’s OK, we encourage those who feel 70/75% confident with the role, to please hit ‘Apply’, especially if you’re excited about helping kickstart a new era of opportunity for those left behind!

About Beam

We’re a team of over 150 working from our beautiful coworking space in Shoreditch and from home. We’ve picked up an armful of awards for our work (including one from our former Queen!) We’re one of the 10 hottest startups in London, according to WIRED magazine and one of LinkedIn’s Top 15 UK Startups for 2022. We’re also proud to be rated a top company to work for Escape the City, Tempo and The Dots.

We’re committed to hiring diversely and inclusively. You don’t need a degree to work here and we love to hear from global majority candidates and/or those who’ve experienced social disadvantage. 53% of the people we support are from global majority backgrounds and 17% have disabilities. We believe we serve these people best when we’re a diverse and inclusive team.

Our benefits

  • Starting salary of £35-45K - highly competitive for tech for good and social impact
  • EMI-qualifying share options
  • On-demand therapy, coaching, classes & content - powered by Oliva
  • Annual company retreat 
  • New laptop – choose between a MacBook Air or PC
  • 1:1 workplace coaching with More Happi
  • Regular team talks from leading UK tech entrepreneurs
  • Free subscription to Calm meditation app
  • Discounted bike and accessories with Cyclescheme
  • Discounted tech products with Techscheme
  • Unlimited holiday (we recommend ~25 days + Bank Holidays per year)
  • Your own financial well-being coach, through Bippit

Application process

We have a four-stage interview process, giving you plenty of time to learn about Beam while we get to know you:

  1. 30-minute video call with a member of the talent team
  2. Timed scenario-based tasks, giving you a better sense of the role
  3. Final interview with team members from our Leadership and Operations teams 

Please note:

  • We are accepting rolling applications for this role, with no fixed close date
  • We have a 6-month wait period before you can re-apply for this role
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to provide visa sponsorship to candidates

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