Housing Key Worker - Vulnerable Adults
Our client is urgently seeking an experienced Housing Support Officer to join their organisation on a temporary basis. This position includes weekends and mid-week shifts. Hours at the weekend are generally 6am - 2pm or 2pm - 8pm. Mid-week shifts are usually 8am - 2pm or 2pm - 8pm and candidates applying must be flexible to work any of these days/hours. You will ideally possess a valid (within the last 3 years) enhanced DBS confirming that you are able to work with vulnerable adults. Alternatively, a risk assessment will be carried out and you will need pay for DBS disclosure as soon as you start the booking. Hourly pay rate is between &163;10.00- &163;11.79. It is essential that candidates possess housing and/or youth work experience. Candidates with pure care work experience will not be considered. A candidate with key worker/ support experience in Housing/ Accommodation is ideal. The purpose of this position is to provide housing related support and coordination to service users and customers to enable them to maintain their tenancies and to achieve their aspirations for independent living. To effectively manage a caseload that provides constructive guidance to clients through dynamic support planning, oversee individual rent accounts that minimise the risk of arrears and loss of accommodation. To deliver individual and group activities that provide opportunities and experiences where residents may learn and develop life skills in a safe, accepting environment. Assist service users to a position of being able to hold down full time employment and the ability to maintain their own tenancy ensuring that the highest standards of delivery are obtained towards the positive transformation in the lives of young people. Daily Duties: To research and interview new referrals in line with the Allocation and Exclusion policies. Issuing welcome letters to new residents and ensuring the relevant documentation is completed for residents moving in and out. To manage individual rent accounts in line with department procedures. To work with individual residents on issues concerning their social, money management and employment skills and those personal matters that effect their ability to develop in body, mind and spirit. To conduct regular support plans with residents. To work as part of a team in creating a positive community atmosphere and ensuring behaviours are in line with the conditions of the Licence Agreement. To engage and lead residential and non-residential group activities offering residents opportunities for personal growth. Work with residents to achieve a positive move on, identifying resettlement options available. To challenge negative behaviours within your client group. To lead workshops around issues of personal development or social skills. Please bear in mind that you may not hear from us straight away. Due to the high level of applications we receive every day, we can only respond to applicants whose skills and qualifications are suitable for this position. If you would like to be considered for similar and future positions, or for a complete listing of all our current vacancies, please visit our website.