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Date Added: Wed 04/11/2020

Support Woker

Bedford, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £9.77 / hourly

Urgent Housing Support Worker vacancy

The client is looking to recruit a Housing Support Worker to work in a homeless hostel that supports clients aged 16-65, based in Bedford.

Length:                                Temporary to permanent

Location:                            Bedford

Hours:                                 37.5 hours a week with shift patterns

Shifts:                                8:00am- 4:00pm

1:30pm- 9:00pm

1 in 3 weekends: 11:00am- 7:30pm

You will also be required to be on call 1 in 3 weeks also.

The role involves:

  • Providing advice on housing and welfare benefits
  • Supporting homeless clients to become more independent in temporary accommodation
  • Helping clients to move on and resettle into new accommodation 
  • Following support plans and producing risk assessments for your caseload
  • Liaising with external agencies and support clients with applications
  • Ensuring tenants adhere to their tenancy agreements
  • Signposting service users to specialist services when required
  • Ensuring residents do not accumulate any arrears and supporting them with budgeting

 Essential requirements:

  • Experience with supporting vulnerable people to become more independent
  • Knowledge of housing benefits
  • An enhanced DBS from within 3 years or willingness to obtain a new one
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