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Housing Support Worker - Teignbridge

  • Job reference: LMCW0006
  • Location: Teignmouth, Devon
  • Job type: Shift
  • Area of Expertise: Sheltered Housing
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Job description: One of Devon's largest Housing Associations is recruiting for a Housing Support Worker to work in one of their supported housing schemes for individuals with mental health support needs, in Teignbridge.

The Role
This role is based in a supported housing service and you will work within a small team providing recovery based support to people with mental health support needs, who have been referred by the Devon Partnership Trust (DPT) and Torbay & South Devon N.H.S Foundation Trust (T.S.D.F.T)
You will be working as part of a small but highly motivated team who aim to support those who have been homeless or at risk of homelessness but may also have other areas of support such as mental health issues or a history of substance abuse. You will be required to work with other agencies and signpost clients when necessary to link in with those agencies and provide on-going support around engagement.
As a Support Worker you will work with clients who have a variety of support needs some of the clients may have an assured short hold tenancy at the service and may require support around managing this, other clients may require pre tenancy support work or post tenancy work when they move on into the community.
*You will support clients around issues such as maintaining their well-being, managing tenancy issues, maximizing their income, finding meaningful occupation, developing social contacts and accessing other services they may need.
*You will be required to hold a case load of clients and complete support plans and risk assessments on the case management system.
*You will need to work in a person centred way with clients and make sure they are fully involved in their support plans and the goals that are set within them.
*You will be required to be involved in our tenant participation programme offering involvement opportunities to clients and facilitating at times activities and events that we may hold.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role you will require previous experience working within housing support, ideally with one of the following groups: Housing; Welfare Benefits; Domestic Abuse; Drug and alcohol misuse; Mental health issues; Sensory disability; Young people; Ex-offenders. As the main focus is tenancy related, you will require knowledge and understanding of
*Supported housing and housing related issues
*Recovery approach
*Client involvement and empowerment
*The benefits system
*Debt
*Needs assessment and support planning
Due to the nature of clients you will be supporting in this role, you will require an enhanced DBS.

The Contract
This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week, 9-5 Monday to Friday. The contract is a temporary running, running for 2-months 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.