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Housing Support Worker (Part Time) - Kingsbridge

  • Job reference: LMCW0002
  • Location: Kingsbridge, Devon
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Support
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Job description: One of the largest housing associations in Devon are recruiting for a Housing Support Worker to provide support to their service users in Kingsbridge on a part time basis.

The Service
This role is based within a homelessness prevention service that offers affordable short-term supported accommodation for single people aged 18 to 60 with identified support needs. The service homes 9 individuals in self-contained flats in one building. Due to the low number of residents, the role is lone working.

The Role
The focus of this role is to support people the service users with housing management support, including benefits and housing advice, as well as some wellbeing assistance.
In the role you will work alongside people to support them in meeting their potential in all areas of their lives.
*Liaise with colleagues from other agencies and make referrals to these as appropriate.
*Be responsible for the delivery of high quality support
*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.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will require prior experience providing housing related support to those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. You will need to be a confident lone worker, who can deal with diffusing challenging behaviour. It would be beneficial if you are a car driver, due to the location of the scheme and you will require a clean, up to date DBS.

The Contract
This is a part time positon, working 22.5 hours per week on an initial 2-month contract, which is likely to be extended. The hours will be spread over three days, ideally Monday, Wednesday and Friday, though this is flexible.

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.