Look Ahead
Chelsea, UK
6d ago

Job description

Private Renting Scheme Co-ordinator, Look Ahead Care Support and Housing, Kensington and Chelsea.

Looking for a new role where you can make a difference every day? We’re looking for a kind, compassionate and resilient Private Renting Scheme Co-ordinator to join our Complexed needs service in Kensington and Chelsea.

£24,500.00 per annum, working 40 hours per week, plus 25 days Annual Leave, Pension schemes, staff discounts, healthcare and career progression.

Look Ahead is a dynamic, leading, not-for-profit care and support provider in London and the South East. As an organisation we deliver over 110 services, providing support to around 7000 customers each year.

We work across mental health, homelessness, young people and learning disabilities so there are plenty of opportunities to grow and progress your career with us.

We’re looking for a Private Renting Scheme Co-ordinator to join our Complexed needs service.

Essential :

  • NVQ level 4 in Health and Social Care or equivalent
  • Experience with supporting vulnerable adults with learning disabilities.
  • Desirable :

  • Any other relevant qualifications within the social care sector.
  • Job Overview :

    The Private Rented Sector Coordinator’s is responsible for managing and promoting Look Ahead’s PRS scheme across Lambeth Vulnerable Adults Service and Lambeth (Young People) Accommodation Based Service, whereby customers are re-settled into private rented accommodation.

    The post holder will be responsible for sourcing accommodation in the private rented sector, liaising with and developing relationships with private landlords.

    The PRS Coordinator is responsible for promoting the private rented sector as a viable move on option to Look Ahead staff, customers, and other stake holders such as local authorities and funders.

    The post holder will directly support new customers to move into their new accommodation and ensure that they sustain their tenancies.

    Key Responsibilities :

  • Develop links with private sector landlords and estate agents to source private rented stock and promote Look Ahead as a partner organisation.
  • Develop and maintain an information resource to support operational staff in the resettlement of customers. This will include (but not limited to) Local Housing Allowance Rates, Partner Landlord and Estate Agency details and Rent Deposit Schemes.
  • Act as the main point of contact for information and resources on the private rented sector.

  • Actively promote the private rented sector as a move on option. Assist operational staff to identify customers ready to access this option.
  • In conjunction with operational staff assess the readiness of customers to move on into PRS and set up viewings for customers to access available accommodation.
  • Provide a support service to new customers who move into the private rented sector including assisting them to access welfare benefits and loans / grants available from the Department of Work and Pensions.
  • Support customers who move into private rented accommodation to claim housing benefit and deal with any problems they may experience in maintaining their housing benefit claim and tenancy.
  • Accompany customers to viewing
  • Record detailed feedback from visits and events
  • This is not an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that may be required from time to time and is subject to change in accordance with the needs of Look Ahead

    Person Specification :

  • Knowledge and understanding of Private Rented Scheme.
  • Knowledge and experience of policy relating to Private Rented Sector.
  • Enjoys social interaction and the company of others, networks in local business community.
  • Ability to prioritise workload and work effectively in a high pressured environment.
  • Prefers working as part of a group or team.
  • Ability to work independently and use initiative.
  • Is fundamentally calm and resilient, does not let emotion adversely affect them or obscure their judgement.
  • Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised.
  • Thrives on change and enjoys dynamic diverse environments with an ability to cope positively with challenging and diverse behaviour.
  • Is highly motivated and a self-starter.
  • Enjoys managing and motivating others.
  • Has a practical and logical mind and is naturally well organised.
  • Is confident with high levels of self-esteem.
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