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Housing Support Team Leader (Young People)

Job Description

Housing Support Team Leader
Young People's Housing Service
6 Week Initial Contract
37 hours per week
£19 p/h
Calderdale Council are recruiting for a Team Leader for their Young Person's Housing Support service in Halifax, to oversee 2 support workers ensuring a good tenancy sustainment and housing management service is being provided.

The Role
The focus of this Housing Support Team Leader role is to lead and supervise the Young Person's Housing Support team, ensuring the provision of high-quality support services for 16/17 year olds and care leavers experiencing homelessness or housing difficulties. This involves coordinating staff, conducting assessments, developing support plans, identifying appropriate housing pathways, and establishing strong partnerships with other agencies and organizations to meet the needs of young people effectively.
This will include:

  1. Organize duty rotas to maintain adequate staff coverage and support team effectiveness.
  2. Act as a deputy for the Temporary Accommodation Service Team Leader as needed.
  3. Ensure prompt and appropriate responses for potentially homeless 16 & 17 year olds and 18-20 year old care leavers, initiating formal homelessness investigations when necessary.
  4. Coordinate diverse activities for young people in Calderdale Foyer and temporary accommodation.
  5. Develop and maintain record-keeping systems, ensuring data availability for commissioners, the Council, and relevant federations, while also leading the development of relevant projects, strategies, and policies such as the 16/17yr old Protocol and Care Leavers Protocol.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Housing Support Team Leader role, you will require previous experience of supervising within a supported housing setting and a good knowledge of tenancy sustainment. Any experience working with young people will be beneficial.
You will require an enhanced DBS for this position.

The Contract
This is a full time role, working 9-5 Monday to Friday on an initial 6 week contract, which may be extended.

How to Apply
To apply for this Housing Support Worker role, please email a copy of your CV to lee . mcmillan @ servicecare . org. uk or call on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail!
If the role is more suited to someone you know, we offer a £250 referral bonus for every successfully referred candidate!