Housing Support Worker
Salary : £19,346 progressing to £19,887 on satisfactory completion of a 6-month probationary period assessment - Further increases after 1 year of service £20,969 and after 2 years £22,063
Benefits : Westfield healthcare scheme; 28 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays, Progression and training opportunities
Hours : 39 hours per week, working Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am to 6pm.
Location : Sheffield based work to be carried out throughout the surrounding areas
Closing Date : Friday 11th September 2020
Target Housing is a social housing provider and charity which provides accommodation and support to vulnerable people. We are successful in recently winning the Sheffield and Doncaster Contract for Offenders, along with all our projects in Rotherham, Hull and East Midlands.
A vacancy for a full time Housing Support Worker has arisen at Target Housing, a charity which houses and supports offenders and asylum seekers.
The post holder will be based in our Sheffield Project and will be working within an accommodation-based project with support services for vulnerable adults, particularly those individuals of an offending background and complex needs.
The Housing Support Worker will provide high quality housing management and support services to clients in order to assist them in sustaining their tenancies, achieving their potential and working towards a crime free lifestyle and independent living.
Duties Include :
Assist clients when moving in, or out of Target accommodation.
Assess the circumstances, aspirations and needs of each client in order to make a support plan that is relevant to the client and realistic in its achievement
Act as clients’ keyworker offering advice and support to negotiated and agreed support planning to enable them to develop their skills for independent living
Assist clients to maximise their income and to manage their personal budgets
Support clients to understand their rights and responsibilities
Support and motivate clients encouraging them to achieve personal goals
Carry out regular client risk assessment and ensure it is properly recorded and copied
Review support plans periodically and adapt them according to changing needs
Make sure clients pay the rent due to Target Housing
Assist clients with their benefit claims where necessary
Monitor clients’ handling of Target Housing property and consumption of gas & electricity
Monitor clients’ compliance with their occupancy agreements
Act to resolve non-compliance issues
Monitor occupancy to ensure that properties have not been abandoned
Negotiate with other bodies on behalf of the client
Liaise with the Probation Service and any other appropriate bodies
Enable and support the client to deal with conflict and disputes
Assist in the delivery and development of client activities
Keep all records in order that the value of the tenant support service can be audited and comply with confidentiality policy
Build links with external organisations, to maintain constructive working relations and to ensure client’s needs are met