Housing Support Worker
Colchester, UK
3d ago

Peabody have an exciting opportunity for you to join us as a Housing Support Worker based in Colchester . This role is offered on a part time, permanent basisin return for a competitive salary of £18,706 pro rata, per annum .

The Housing Support Worker role :

An opportunity has arisen to work at our vulnerable young families supported housing scheme in Colchester as a Housing Support Worker.

This is a permanent, part time ( 30hrs / wk ) position.

The scheme provides support & accommodation to young people aged 16-18 years or in some cases up to 21 years either pregnant or have care of a baby (single people or couples) who are open to social care.

The scheme operates Mon-Fri 9am-7pm.

Responsibilities of our Housing Support Worker include :

  • Provide / offer support to an individual tenant consistent with the Peabody principles.
  • Promote the integration of the tenant into the local community and provide opportunities by which they will be enabled to develop skills and have access to the widest possible range of experiences.
  • Ensure that the participation by the tenant in the management of all household tasks, through teaching and practical support.
  • Assist in the co-ordination of shift activities.
  • Maintain a high standard of competence by undertaking relevant continuing professional development.
  • Participate in regular staff meetings and reviews.
  • Ensure all Peabody policies and procedures are followed.
  • Promptly report any complaints, accidents or unusual incidents to the relevant person.
  • Undertake any other duties as assessed by the Manager in line with the needs of the service.
  • Liaise with other external agencies e.g. for Benefits, Health professionals / agencies, local authorities.
  • Maintain accurate and appropriate records relating to all aspects of the tenants home.
  • Participate in managing the income and expenditure of the house including residents’ finances and payment of bills.
  • What we’re looking for in our Housing Support Worker :

  • Experience of providing support to the designated client group either in a volunteering or professional role.
  • An understanding of customer service in a service delivery setting.
  • Understanding of housing support needs of the designated client group and benefits of a flexible, outcome focussed and personalised support service whilst supporting people to help themselves.
  • Understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues.
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet customer needs and service requirements, including working evenings and weekends where the service requires it.
  • Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity and a genuine desire to help people with disabilities and / or support needs connect with their community.
  • Comprehensive IT skills to include use of Microsoft Office and ability to maintain electronic records, with attention to detail.
  • Benefits of becoming our Housing Support Worker :

  • 25 days leave plus bank holidays
  • Paid Mileage at 45p per mile
  • Up to 4% pension contribution matched 1 : 1
  • Spot Bonus awards
  • Long Service awards
  • Paid Induction Training
  • Paid Enhanced DBS
  • Annual pay review
  • If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Housing Support Worker please click apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you!

    Closing date : 12th July 2020

    Please note : Video interviews are scheduled to take place on Thursday 23rd July 2020

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