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Support Assistant

  • Job reference: 24330
  • Location: Barnstaple, Devon
  • Job type: All
  • Area of Expertise: Supported Housing Officer
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Job description: A large Devon-based housing association are recruiting for a Support Assistant to provide community based support for their sheltered housing tenants in Barnstaple on a 3-month contract.

The Role
This working with tenants based within sheltered housing, with a range of support needs, ranging from general tenancy sustainment, learning difficulties, mental health issues and older people. The focus of the role is to support people to achieve their personal outcomes, promote independence and provide them with an improved quality of life and better social inclusion.
This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:
*Delivering a 'best practice' support service, appropriate to clients' needs.
*Assisting in 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.
*Ensuring clients have access to relevant external support services.
*Working with clients to agree and set goals and actions.
*Helping to provide 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.
*Promote and encourage a high level of client involvement, consultation and communication.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will require previous experience working within supported housing or a care background, and have assisted with working towards independent living, including cross agency work. You will require an up to date DBS. This role is community based, so a driving license would be beneficial, but is not essential to the role.

The Contract
This is a temporary role on an initial 3-month contract, which is likely to be extended.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk. You can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.