Housing Advice Worker
Our client is a London based charity aiming to prevent homelessness. They work closely with vulnerable and socially excluded people to help transform their lives. They are currently looking to recruit a Housing Advice Worker to support their residents in relation to their tenancy management as well as maintaining a high standard and a safe hostel environment. This position is offered on a temporary basis, initially for two months
As a Housing Advice Worker, you will provide in-house housing advice to Medium -High risk ex-offenders with complex needs, ensuring they receive an effective and high quality housing advice and support with the aim of preventing tenancy breakdown. In this position, you will undertake a range of activities with clients, which assist in the implementation of current support plan objectives and focus on developing client's confidence in undertaking the skills they need to live independently; this may include conducting key working sessions and completing risk assessments. You will also be supporting the team in carrying out housing management functions including health and safety checks, repair and maintenance checks, supporting clients, and carrying out void inspections.
To be successful, you must have experience of key working a caseload of homeless adults presenting with complex needs, conducting risk assessments and a knowledge of safeguarding. You must also have some experience of working with offenders or clients with substance misuse, mental health or homeless-related needs, or a combination of these client groups. You will possess strong practical knowledge of housing legislation and welfare benefits. Knowledge of the criminal justice system is desirable.
To be considered, you must be available immediately and be in possession of a fully enhanced DBS check that is registered to the online update service. The successful candidate is required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm.