Housing Support Worker

Full Time
Job Sector:
Services / Miscellaneous
Swindon / Wiltshire
Salary description:
£9.32 - £9.55/ hour see job spec
Start Date:
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Would you like to join an award-winning, accredited charitable organisation, who work closely with vulnerable people to help them achieve a fulfilling life?

We provide housing related support for homeless and vulnerable people, assisting them towards living independently.

We are committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults. The successful applicant will be subject to an advanced DBS check. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer.

We believe that all employees are the heart and soul of us. We want to invest in you, to ensure that you feel valued as we believe happy staff equals a happy workplace and this will contribute to a successful Charity. Why not come and join our team, all of our staff receive the following benefits:

24 days holiday increasing to 29 days with over 5 years' service. Bank Holidays are in addition to this.
Comprehensive induction training.
Access to award-winning training and development - My Learning Cloud.
Generous sick pay when 6-month probation is completed.
Free access to round the clock employee assistance program for advice and support Via Mindful Employer Plus.
Accredited Disability Confident Employer.
Staff Work Perks.We are looking to recruit 2 full time Housing Support Worker's to provide housing related support to service users in Salisbury, to enable them to maintain their licence and to achieve their aspirations for independent living. The aim of the service is to support individuals and enable them to meet their basic needs and also assist, where appropriate and where possible, to break the cycle of homelessness. This will be achieved through advice and guidance with benefits, liaising with housing providers and signposting to other services.

37.5 hours per week, to be flexible over a 7-day rota, with an hourly rate of £9.32 ph, rising to £9.55 ph after successful probation review. Giving you an annual salary of £18,174 - £(phone number removed). This role is based in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

Main responsibilities will include:

Participate in the assessment of referrals, ensuring that good practice and equality of opportunity is followed.
Identify service users individual support needs and through consultation and agreement with the service user (and where appropriate other agencies) devise and implement suitable action plans to ensure identified support needs are met.
From the date a service user moves in, ensure that the Move On Plan is used as a focal support for support sessions and, in particular, ensure that former tenancy arrears (if applicable) are addressed from month one.
Carry out risk assessments as and when necessary.
Ensure compliance as per Wiltshire Council contract and Alabaré's policies and procedures.
Ensure Harmonia is kept up to date to reflect the service user's current circumstances.
Organise and provide appropriate support for service users leading up to their move on into independent living and liaising with the Resettlement Worker.
Ensure that service users have access to specialist support and, where appropriate, to liaise and work in partnership with relevant agencies and with the agreement of the service user, act as an advocate on their behalf.
Liaise with the Housing Administrator in order to monitor non-payment of accommodation charge and take prompt action in line with the agreed policy and procedure on arrears.Housing Support Worker | Support Worker | Supported Housing | Youth Worker | Care | Vulnerable Adults | Safeguarding | Risk Assessments | IT Literate | Assessment

Essential Skills

A sensitive, empathetic approach to the needs of our service users.
Excellent interpersonal skills that will allow you to develop positive working relationships with service users, some of which are hard to engage.
An ability to work with the minimum of supervision.
A good sense of judgement and common sense.
An ability to identify and maintain boundaries and confidentiality.
A good timekeeper who has the ability to prioritise.
A flexible and adaptable approach.
The ability to be firm and to implement Company policies and procedures.
To be numerate and able to keep basic accurate records.Desirable Skills

Excellent IT skills.About Company

We have some of the most dedicated and enthusiastic staff and volunteers that you could ever meet - and if you're interested in helping vulnerable people to achieve their goals, there could be a place here for you too

Company Description

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