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Housing Worker - Bideford

  • Job reference: SB008
  • Location: Bideford, Devon
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Support
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Job description: I am currently recruiting for a Housing Worker based in Bideford. This is a short term 8 week contract with potential to extend.

Your role will be to provide a service that will achieve key intensive housing management functions, ensure good operational performance and ensure successful move on for tenants/licencees.

Some of your key tasks will include :

*Ensure residents and applicants are well informed so that they can communicate their needs and views and make informed choices.
*Ensure residents are consulted about the services provided and are offered opportunities to be involved in their running.
*Be responsible for the delivery of housing management services and the safe running of the service on a day to day basis.
*Maximise rent and service charge income by ensuring that losses through arrears and voids are minimised through effective arrears recovery and void management.
*Liaise with the Services Manager and work closely with the local authority and other partners ensuring appropriate referrals are made and that the service has a referral process and eligibility criteria in place. Manage the waiting list for accommodation and establish applicants' priority for accommodation according to agreed criteria
*Ensure that residents receive appropriate support, encouragement and advice according to their individual needs to enable them to settle into or maintain their accommodation.
*Take a proactive approach to the prevention of anti-social behaviour (ASB) including effective partnership working.
*Take effective and timely action in respect of breaches of occupancy agreements in line with WH policies. Target support for residents who are failing to comply with their occupancy agreements.
*Co-ordinate and plan move on and resettlement.
*Monitor any contracts for estate services.

If interested please call Sam at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or email your CV to