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Housing Support Worker

Job Description

Housing Support Worker
3 Month Contract
40 Hours p/w
Shift Rota
A national housing provider are recruiting for an experienced Housing Support Worker, to provide a high level housing support service to their service users across 3 servces in Peterborough.

The Role
The key focus of the Housing Support Worker role is to provide support to housing residents, ensuring they are able to sustain their tenancy whilst working towards independent living.
This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Providing assistance: Offering guidance and support to individuals or families in securing and maintaining appropriate housing.
  • Assessing needs: Conducting thorough assessments to identify clients' housing needs, preferences, and any additional support required.
  • Advocacy: Advocating on behalf of clients to access housing services, benefits, and resources, ensuring their rights and needs are met.
  • Developing plans: Collaborating with clients to develop individualized housing plans that address their goals, challenges, and long-term stability.
  • Linking to services: Connecting clients with community resources such as counseling, financial assistance, employment services, and healthcare to address underlying issues and promote housing stability.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Housing Support Worker role it is essential that you have previous experience of housing related support, as well as working with a range of support needs. You will need good knowledge of the housing and benefits systems as well as tenancy sustainment techniques.
The role covers more than one service so a driving license and access to a vehicle for work is essential.
You will require an enhanced DBS to work within this role

The Contract
This is a temporary Housing Support Worker role, working 40 hours per week on the following shift pattern - Monday to Friday 8am-4pm and 2pm - 10pm, as well as 1 Saturday a month. The contract is for an initial 3 months with a good chance of being extended or even made permanent.

Referral Bonus
If this Housing Support Worker role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this Housing Support Worker role, please send your CV lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk or call me on 01 772 20 89 66 discuss the vacancy in more detail.
Also, if this Housing Support Worker role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region