Housing & Support Officer

Recruiter
EasyWeb NFP
Location
Guildford
Salary
£21250 per annum
Posted
21 Jun 2019
Closes
19 Jul 2019
Ref
87272
Contact
Candidate Services
Function
Administration
Sector
Community
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent
Housing & Support Officer

We provide housing and support to more than 1,000 homeless and vulnerable people each year, helping them to develop the skills and confidence to live independently.

Position: Housing & Support Officer (Trainees Considered)
Location: Guildford, Surrey (commutable from Leatherhead, Farnborough, Woking and surrounding areas)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 39 hours per week
Salary: £21,250 per annum + on call allowances + benefits

About the role:

As one of our Housing & Support Officers, the main purpose of your role will be to support and empower individuals by providing one to one support which encourages their personal development, whilst effectively managing risk, and assisting them to achieve their goals and live as independently as possible. Reflecting our values of respect, empowerment, responsibility and excellence in everything you do, you will be working as part of a team to provide clients with high-quality housing and support services.

You will carry out housing management activities such as rent collection, tenancy enforcement, reporting maintenance issues, and undertaking health and safety checks, ensuring a firm but empathetic approach is taken to support clients to maintain their tenancies.

This role is open to trainees, so no previous experience is required, all you need to have is the desire and aptitude for helping people change their lives. (Starting salary £20,000 pa.)

About you:

You will carry out housing management activities such as rent collection, tenancy enforcement, reporting maintenance issues, and undertaking health and safety checks, ensuring a firm but empathetic approach is taken to support clients to maintain their tenancies.

You must have six months’ experience of working with young people, people with learning disabilities or mental health problems. Knowledge and understanding of the benefits system is required, and experience of supported housing would also be an advantage.

You must be a professional and confident communicator able to communicate effectively in person, by phone, or in writing with a wide range of people; having the ability also to keep the financial records required for monitoring the collection of weekly charges, arrears, petty cash etc.

You will have an understanding of, and commitment to, client consultation thus supporting clients to shape and influence the services provided to them, including the development and review of their individual support plans.

You will be able to assess risk, and to empower clients to take informed and appropriate risks while reducing any which could limit their independence. An understanding of safeguarding issues and a commitment to protect all adults and children using or visiting our services is also required.

Administrative skills and the ability to produce accurate and relevant work is essential, which in turn will require you to have a good level of IT skills, especially (MS Office) Word and Outlook.

You must have a full, valid driving licence, as well as the use of your own car for work purposes. You will have the ability to work outside of normal working hours, and to undertake on call duties.

Enhanced DBS clearance will also be required.

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Housing, Vulnerable People, Charities, Social Worker, Community Development, Volunteer, Housing Support Worker, Challenging Behaviour, Third Sector, Residential Care Worker, Charity, Voluntary Sector etc.

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