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Housing Support Officer - Oxford

  • Job reference: SJP132
  • Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Support
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Job description: I am currently recruiting for a Housing Support Officer based in Oxford. This is a full time role working 35 hours a week Monday to Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm. This is initially a temporary contract.

You must have an Enhanced DBS and a valid driving licence. It would be beneficial to have your own vehicle for work.

The main purpose of the role is to deliver high quality support to clients living in supported accommodation and for up to 3 months after move on (where required by the service), enabling them to sustain their tenancy and promoting independence, freedom and choice.

Essential criteria:
*Educated to GCSE level or equivalent in Maths & English (Grades A* - C)
*Excellent English verbal and written communication
*Experience of working in support, housing or care role with vulnerable people
*Understanding of the cause and effects of domestic abuse and homelessness prevention strategies
*Understanding of how to support people in obtaining and maintaining independence
*Understanding health & safety and safeguarding issues
*Awareness of professional boundaries and how to manage these
*Confident in dealing with challenging behaviour
*IT Skills: working knowledge of windows software and database usage
*Ability to undertake lone working whilst adhering to safety policies and procedures
*Enhanced DBS required
*Ability to travel to other locations for meetings/training

Desirable Criteria
*NVQ/QCF Level 3 Health & Social Care or equivalent
*Experience of group work with vulnerable clients

If interested please call Sam at Service Care Solutions or email your CV to samantha.park@servicecare.org.uk