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Housing Support Worker

Job Description

Housing Support Worker
Independent Living
Preston, PR1
Full Time

A housing association in Preston are recruiting for a Housing Support Worker to provide housing and independent living support to residents in the area.

The Role
The focus of this Housing Support Worker role is to ensure high-quality needs lead support is given to each individual with a wide range of needs, offering support with daily living and promoting independence where it is needed.
This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Individual Needs and Daily Support: Work closely with individuals to identify needs, support daily living activities (medication, budgeting, appointments), and manage high drug and alcohol dependency.
  • Safety and Monitoring: Monitor and promote practices that safeguard individuals, follow whistle-blowing procedures, and ensure health and safety checks are conducted per policies.
  • Property Maintenance and Inspections: Inspect properties to arrange repairs, ensure rooms are ready for new tenants, and promote safe use of communal and private areas.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Liaise with external professionals regarding tenants' changing needs, deal with issues promptly, and collaborate with Housing Officers/Managers and third-party agencies.
  • Documentation and Compliance: Complete paperwork to support and monitor tenants' needs, adhere to Health & Safety and Equality policies, respect confidentiality (GDPR), and participate in team meetings to enhance service delivery.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Housing Support Worker vacancy, you will require previous Support Work experience and be a strong communicator. The role will involve community based work, so a driver with access to a vehicle is essential. The role also requires an enhanced DBS.

The Contract
This is a permanent role, working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 08:30 to 17:30, and offering a salary of £23,000 to £25,000 dependent on experience.

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!