Opening Hours

Monday | 9.30am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Tuesday | 9.30am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Wednesday | Closed | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Thursday | 9.30am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Friday | 9.30am - 1.00pm | 2.00pm - 4.30pm

Vacancy

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3x Housing Support Worker

Fixed Term until 31st March 2020

Description

To provide an effective Housing Support Service for resettled ex-homeless people and those who are vulnerably housed within the County of Leicestershire. The aim is to prevent the cycle of repeat homelessness, by equipping vulnerable people to live independently in their own homes.

You will have exceptional people skills, be a strong communicator and someone who has a passion for helping and supporting vulnerable people. In return, we offer opportunities to develop and build your skills and knowledge as part of our high performing team. The post holder will need access to their own transport to enable them to travel across Leicestershire.

For an informal chat about the role please call 01509 260500 and ask to speak to Molly Boggis, Support Services Team Manager.

Person Specification

  • A basic knowledge and understanding of the key principles involved in delivering a high quality Housing Support service
  • Knowledge of the needs of vulnerably housed people and the social, health & economic issues affecting them
  • The ability to work in partnership with existing partners and develop new working relationships with external colleagues from both the voluntary and statutory sectors
  • The ability to assess need and risk, create support plans and motivate people to identify and achieve their goals
  • Good working knowledge of benefits & income maximisation
  • The ability to work positively with vulnerable people who may display challenging or difficult behaviour
  • Experience of using a case management system to accurately record case notes and observations
  • Understanding of key safeguarding issues and processes
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to professionally challenge and/or advocate for clients
  • The ability to work on your own initiative and manage multiple tasks within a pressured environment

Job Summary

Job Type

Part-Time & Full Time Available

Hours

21.5, 24 or 37 hour posts available

Salary

Upto £19,782 (Dependant upon Experience)

Close Date

Jul 22, 2019 - 09:00

Interview Date

Jul 30, 2019

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