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Housing Support Worker

  • Job reference: LMCRIVSE001
  • Location: South East London, London
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Support
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Job description: A large, national housing association are recruiting for a Housing Support Worker to work in their supported housing schemes in London (SE24), providing tenancy sustainment and independent living support to their service users, on an initial temporary contract.

The Role
The purpose of this role is support complex needs housing clients within their supported housing scheme. The tasks and responsibilities for the role will include:
*Delivering a 'best practice' support service, appropriate to clients' needs.
*Ensuring the delivery of individual personalised support packages, reflective of different client needs, including culture and diversity issues.
*Assisting clients with day-to-day tenancy issues, payment of rent, claiming benefits, preparing units to let.
*Knowledge of 'best practice' in both crisis intervention and planned support working.
*Undertaking referrals and assessments of potential clients, working with them to identify the most appropriate housing solution for their needs.
*Ensuring clients have access to relevant external support services.
*Working with clients to agree and set goals and actions.
*Meeting clearly defined client outcome targets through key-working, support plans, risk assessments and other interventions.
*Ensuring that opportunities for education, training and employment opportunities are integral to the support service. The aim being to enable clients to develop the life skills to live as independently as possible.
*Maintaining accurate and timely records of all activities including the maintenance of a support planning database.
*Providing practical support and information to clients when entering the service and throughout their involvement with the service, e.g., assisting clients in the completion of occupancy agreements and welfare benefit claims.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will require previous experience within social housing, providing support to vulnerable clients.
You will need experience of working with a case load of customers and have a sound understanding and experience of Asset based Support planning and Risk assessment.
Additionally, it is essential you have good knowledge of safeguarding and have a clean DBS.

The Contract
This is a full time role, for an initial 2 months. There is a good chance the role will be extended. In this role you will work on a 5 week rolling rota covering 1 weekend in 5, a combination of early starts and late finishes (no nights)

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.