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Housing Support Worker

Job Description

Housing Support Worker
37.5 Hours
5 Months Contract
One of Devon's largest Housing Associations is recruiting for a Housing Support Worker to provide person centred support and enablement to service users with a range of support needs, from their service in Exeter

The Service
The service this Housing Support Worker role is based in offers supported accommodation for adults, consisting of 23 self-contained one bed single person flats and all tenants staying at the project have a Support Worker who works with them on a one-to-one basis in preparation for independent living.

The Role
The focus of this Support Worker role is to support and enable service users towards independent living, whilst managing and sustaining their tenancy.
Tasks and responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring service users have taken medication appropriately
  • Supporting with independent living skills, such as budgeting and maximising benefits
  • Providing tenancy related support
  • Work with residents on their underlying support needs, such as mental health and substance misuse
  • Ensure service users maintain contact with their drug and alcohol workers

The Candidate
To be considered for this Support Worker role you will require previous experience working within supported housing, ideally with mental health support needs.
A driver with access to a vehicle is preferable, but not essential.
Due to the vulnerable nature of clients you will be supporting in this role, to apply you will require an enhanced DBS on the update service.

The Contract
This is a temporary Support Worker vacancy on an initial 5-months contract, covering the recruitment process for a permanent member of staff, meaning there is a chance the role could be extended, or made permanent. The role is full time, working 37.5 hours per week.

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