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Senior Support Worker (Housing)

Job Description

Senior Support Worker
Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire
40 Hours
£16.97 plus Expenses
A national housing provider are recruiting for a Senior Housing Support Worker to provide flexible and holistic support to residents with a wide range of support needs, to support them to find and keep a stable home.

The Role
The focus of this Senior Housing Support Worker vacancy is to support residents in to independent living and work alongside the Service Lead for your region to co-ordinate the provision of housing-related support and housing management services.
This will be achieved by working with area operation and central support teams and liaising with a range of external agencies and partners, as well as the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Act as a deputy and work alongside the team's Service Lead, and provide direct input and support into the team's practice and performance.
  • Ensure that the team's quality standards are maintained to an exemplary level, and support the Service Lead with the completion of compliance audits.
  • Ensure that the team are maintaining the properties, and that they are always adequately equipped, maintained, furnished and cleaned.
  • Be a safeguarding lead, advising teams on effective management of incidents, practice and reporting. Liaise with relevant external agencies.
  • Carry a small caseload of complex need service users.
  • Deputise for Service Leads as required and line manage teams of support workers for temporary periods of time.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Senior Housing Support Worker you will require previous extensive knowledge of support planning and safeguarding, as well as working with vulnerable adults with complex needs (such as substance misuse, physical health, mental health, seeking employment and housing support).
Flexibility to travel within your allocated patch for training and team meetings and be flexible to cover other local patches as required, which will require a Driving License, Vehicle & Valid Business Insurance
An Enhanced DBS is required for this post

The Contract
This is a full time Senior Housing Support Worker role, working 40 hours per week on the following Shift pattern

  • Monday - Friday 8am-4pm / 2pm-10pm, including 1 Saturday a month

The role is on an initial 12 week contract, with the intention of becoming permanent beyond this.

Referral Bonus
If this Housing Service Manager role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this Housing Service Manager role, please send your CV lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk or call me on 01 772 20 89 66 discuss the vacancy in more detail.
Also, if this Housing Service Manager role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region