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Date Added: Tue 24/11/2020

Housing Support Worker

Watford, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £25000 - £28000 / annually

Complex Needs Supported Housing Officer Vacancy

An established charitable organisation is currently looking to recruit a full-time Supported Housing Officerbased in the Watford area on a temporary to permanent basis to support homeless clients with complex needs and substance misuse.

Hours: 37.5 a weekin shift patterns

Shifts: 8-4 or 2-10 and weekends

Duration: 3 months temporary to permanent

Main responsibilities in the role:

  • Working with a caseload of service users aged 18-59 within a homeless hostel suffering with complex needs and substance misuse issues
  • Deliver emotional and life skills based support, assisting service users with day to day tasks
  • Complete support plans and risk assessments with the service users
  • Enforce tenancy conditions in line with procedures including low level anti-social behaviour and rent arrears
  • Offer specialist knowledge and insight into rent arrears helping tenants with budgeting
  • Carry out regular estate inspections
  • Offer advice and assistance to tenants regarding their benefit entitlements
  • Provide support and advice to tenants in relation to issues concerning their tenancies
  • Manage void properties to ensure the quickest re-let times including carrying out viewings and sign-ups

 Essential requirements:

  • Must have experience in tenancy sustainment, substance misuse and/or mental health
  • An enhanced DBS check from within the last 3 years or willingness to obtain a new one
  • Excellent communication skills and basic IT skills are essential

To secure an interview for this excellent opportunity contact Charley Payne by email #removed# as soon as possible.

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