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Housing Support Worker - Exmouth

  • Job reference: LMCW0009
  • Location: Exmouth, Devon
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Support
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Job description: support to their tenants in Exmouth, for 30 hours per week.

The Service
The is a supported accommodation service, which provides general housing support to tenants with low to medium needs. supported accommodation. The service users live in 23 self contained flats and are a mix of genders and ages.

The Role
The focus of this role is to support people to improve their wellbeing, make links with their local communities and manage their homes, working alongside people to support them in meeting their potential in all areas of their lives. You will be responsible for the delivery of high quality support in the accommodation services. Additional tasks and responsibilities will include:
*Work in partnership with clients to provide the best possible service
*Assist clients to develop an individual support & safety plan by identifying goals and assessing barriers to reaching goals
*Advise on tenancy issues, welfare benefits, financial and budgeting matters
*Address practical and emotional needs - from helping clients to find employment, training or educational opportunities, to enabling them to grow in social confidence
*Foster hope and create the conditions in which people can be enabled to live independently and be empowered. Support people to recover meaning, purpose, choice and control in their lives.
*Ensure the safety of clients, staff and the wider community.
*Develop close links with the local community, promoting a greater understanding of people with support needs whilst promoting equality, diversity, accessibility and inclusion. Challenge discrimination and stigma and work to the social model of disability.
*Deliver individual and groups support sessions with clients
*Plan, monitor, evaluate and report on work with clients

The Candidate
To be considered for this role you will require previous experience working within housing management, including knowledge of voids and allocations; rent accounts and arrears management; service charges; resident involvement; knowledge of partnership working. You will need to be able to deal with anti-social behaviour and have knowledge of a wide range of support needs, including homelessness, mental health issues, substance abuse and domestic violence.
Due to the 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 part time role, working 30 hours per week, across 4 days, 9-5. The contract is a temporary running, running for 4 weeks initially, with a chance of being extended.

How Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk. You can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 discuss the role in more detail.