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Housing Support Worker

Job Title: Housing Support Worker
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Swinton
Industry:
Salary: £13.90 - 13.90 per hour
REF: MYBS0812
Contact Name: Madison Yuill
Contact Email: Madisony@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

JOB TITLE:  Housing Support Worker

LOCATION:  Swinton, Greater Manchester

PLACEMENT: ASAP, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm

PAY RATE: from £13.90 per hour

4Recruitment Services are seeking Housing Support Workers for our client based in Swinton, Greater Manchester.

The post holder will be required to work with those in housing need, either rough sleeping or in temporary accommodation to plan move on into own and/or permanent accommodation. To identify needs and/or barriers to settled move on accommodation. This will involve lone working in the temporary accommodation and driving to and from the various accommodation.

This role involves breaking down barriers to getting settled and permanent accommodation, working with other agencies who may be involved such Children’s Service as the children may be on child protection plans etc. Or it could be a single person who uses drug/alcohol. The candidates could be supporting anyone with a housing need. It can be any client background so for example care leaver, refugee, hospital discharge, rough sleeper, fleeing domestic abuse.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Develop effective working relationships with colleagues, partners and key stakeholders to support the delivery of homeless prevention and floating support services.
  • To support vulnerable clients to access safe and appropriate settled accommodation.
  • To coach and empower clients to be able to independently manage all aspects of life skills including areas such as rent areas, property condition, Skills and Works, Health and Income Maximisation. 
  • Proactively engaging with Rough Sleepers and other hard to reach groups to offer assistance and support with finding accommodation and other essential services
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the Supported Tenancies service and understand the principals and demands of the specialised service area it sits within.
  • Build and maintain knowledge of relevant legislation relating to tenancy management and welfare reforms.
  • Knowledge of associated legislation, regional and national community strategies, actively seeking to keep up to date with any changes in legislation, government directives and good practice.
  • Build a full knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2018 for addressing homeless prevention and managing homelessness
  • To ensure that all support work is undertaken within the service specific Data protection and Confidentiality policies.
  • Maintain knowledge of the regulations and responsibilities on the service contained within the Children’s Act 1989 & the Care Act 2014.
  • To assess vulnerable clients in relation to their accommodation and support needs with particular regard to sustaining their home and preventing homelessness.
  • Agree and implement with the client a holistic support plan which meets SMART objectives for themselves and other members of their household.
  • Undertake regular reviews of the support plan in liaison with the client, all relevant agencies, carers and interested partners.
  • To reliably complete a safety plan for those experiencing or at risk of domestic abuse.
  • To act as the lead professional at Team Around the Family meetings. To co-ordinate a multi-agency support package to address the individual needs of vulnerable clients and their families.
  • Work in close collaboration with commissioners, Adult and Children Social Care, all registered providers, DWP, Skills and Work partners and health practitioners to identify priorities and emerging issues within vulnerable households and communities.
  • Build and maintain a full knowledge of support services available for customers

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience of working in rehousing & homelessness
  • Must have an awareness and understanding of housing needs/homelessness and the impact this has on families and individuals
  • The ability to work in close collaboration with commissioners, Adult and Children Social Care, all registered providers, DWP, Skills and Work partners and health practitioners to identify priorities and emerging issues within vulnerable households and communities.
  • The role requires you to have personal resilience, a keen and committed desire to help and support people and a solution focused outlook.
  • The role holder will enjoy working out in the community, work closely with partners and agencies to ensure the best positive outcomes tailored to the individual needs of a person or family. You will link them into the support services they require, reconnect them with home, mediate on their behalf and move them on effectively
  • Up to date knowledge of legislation such the Homelessness Reduction Act 2018, the Care Act 2014, the Children’s Act 1989
  • A knowledge of the city of Salford’s environment and its widely differing needs across the range of services and wider issues in local government, partner organisations, public and private sector.
  • Good skills in communication, planning & organising, ICT, problem solving & decision making
  • Must have own vehicle & business car insurance as the role will involve driving to various locations
  • Flexible working hours maybe required on some occasions
  • Current valid DBS

A full job description is available upon request.

We offer:

  • 24 hour one on one specialist consultant based within your geographical area
  • 4Recruitment Services Employee Benefits Programme
  • Our own dedicated payroll support ensuring you get the full benefits of your payment

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer.

To discuss this vacancy in further detail or any other vacancies, please contact our Team on 0800 988 6307 or email  gpadmin@4recruitmentservices.com.