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Date Added: Sat 17/10/2020

Housing Support Worker

Braintree, UK
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Company: PEABODY

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Salary: 18706

Peabody has a fantastic opportunity available for you to join us as an Housing Support Worker based in Braintree.
You will join us on a full time, permanent basis in return for a competitive salary of £18,706 per annum .
The Housing Support Worker role: At Peabody we are committed to providing assistance to our own vulnerable tenants and people living in our communities who need support to live well and independently.
We provide specialist housing, care and support to people who are socially excluded, disabled, unwell or homeless.
In this role you will support and enable vulnerable people to sustain a tenancy living within the community through providing practical and emotional support to encourage tenants to take an active part in the community.
Responsibilities of our Housing Support Worker: - Provide/offer support to an individual tenant consistent with the Peabody principles.
- Promote the integration of the tenant into the local community and provide opportunities by which they will be enabled to develop skills and have access to the widest possible range of experiences.
- Involve the tenant in everyday household tasks where possible, and help to develop the skills needed to achieve ; - Assist in the co-ordination of shift activities.
- Maintain a high standard of competence by undertaking relevant continuing professional development.
- Participate in regular staff meetings and reviews.
- Promptly report any complaints, accidents or unusual incidents to the relevant person.
- Liaise with other external agencies for Benefits, Health professionals/agencies, local authorities.
- Maintain accurate and appropriate records relating to all aspects of the tenants home.
- Participate in managing the income and expenditure of the house including residents’ finances and payment of bills.
Skills and experience required of our Housing Support Worker : - Experience of providing support to the designated client group either in a volunteering or professional role - An understanding of customer service in a service delivery setting - Thorough and up to date knowledge of health and safety issues relating to the designated client group - Thorough and up to date knowledge of welfare benefits for the designated client group - Thorough and up to date knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children local policies, protocols and good practice - Understanding of confidentiality and data protection issues - Ability to communicate effectively with customers, staff and stakeholders in plain, easy to understand English, both in writing and verbally - Ability to work flexibly to meet customer needs and service requirements, including working evenings and weekends where the service requires it - Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity and a genuine desire to help people with disabilities and/or support needs connect with their community - Excellent time management skills and demonstrable ability to meet deadlines and achieve goals - Comprehensive IT skills to include use of Microsoft Office and ability to maintain electronic records, with attention to detail Benefits of becoming our Housing Support Worker : - 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays - Sleep-in payments £ per night - Paid Mileage at 45p per mile - Up to 4% pension contribution matched 1:1 - Flexible benefits of 1% of salary with a minimum of £300 - Spot Bonus awards - Long Service awards - Paid Induction Training - Paid Enhanced DBS If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Housing Support Worker please click ‘apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you! Closing Date: Tuesday 27th October 2020
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