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Floating Housing Support Worker - Colchester & Chelmsford

  • Job reference: LMPBCOCH1
  • Location: Chelmsford, Essex
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Sheltered Housing
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Job description: A large housing association are recruiting for a Housing Support Worker to cover their schemes in Colchester and Chelmsford that focus on the Essex Young Persons Partnership. They need an experienced support worker to provide high quality, compassionate and trauma-informed support to vulnerable customers living within the accommodation based or floating support services; providing timely and effective interventions that respond to housing need, tackle the underlying root causes of homelessness and help restore hope, resilience, confidence and independent living skills.

The Role
This role is based within the Essex Young Persons Partnership - To provide high quality, compassionate and trauma-informed support to vulnerable customers living within our accommodation based or floating support services; providing timely and effective interventions that respond to housing need, tackle the underlying root causes of homelessness and help restore hope, resilience, confidence and independent living skills.
This position will involve working across our Essex Young People provisions on a flexible basis to cover planned shifts - notified at least a week in advance. The role involves working with a range of support needs including, homelessness, substance misuse, mental health and mild learning disabilities. You will also provide additional support to help us implement our service improvement regime.
The purpose of this role is to support and enable vulnerable people to sustain a tenancy living within the community through providing practical and emotional support to encourage tenants to take an active part in the community. This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
*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 tenants needs are met by liaising with other organisations providing access to community-based services and resources.
*Ensure that the participation by the tenant in the management of all household tasks, through teaching and practical support.
*Involve the tenant in everyday household tasks where possible, and help to develop the skills needed to achieve this. Tasks include gardening, shopping, cleaning, cooking and all other normal day to day tasks.
*To take an active part in tenant involvement, liaising with relevant groups and participating in relevant training and updates.
*Assist in the co-ordination of shift activities.
*Participate and contribute to own appraisal and supervision sessions.
*Attend appropriate training activities as agreed with your manager.
*Maintain a high standard of competence by undertaking relevant continuing professional development.
*Participate in regular staff meetings and reviews.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, it is vital that you have strong working experience within housing support, ideally with a focus on young people, or those who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness. You will need a strong understanding of the benefits system and be able to provide advice on this.
As this is a role covering a large area, you will need a driving license and access to a vehicle for work.
Due to the nature of the service users, you will require a DBS for this role; a new one can be processed for you, however, as this is an urgent requirement, a current DBS on the update service will be highly beneficial to your application.

The Contract
This is a full time position, working 37.5 hour per week. The contract is for an initial 3 months but may be extended.

The Shifts
Shifts 8am-3pm; 3pm-11pm with a sleep in; or a bridging shift which would either be 10-6 or 8-4. If any shifts are unsuitable, please do not apply as staff need to be flexible.

The Recruitment Process
Due to the current Coronavirus situation, all interviews for this role will be held via Video Call.

How Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk. You can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 discuss the role in more detail.