Housing Support Worker

Recruiter
BRC
Location
Haverfordwest
Salary
£10.19/hour
Posted
07 Jul 2017
Closes
05 Aug 2017
Sector
Charity
Contract Type
Interim
Hours
Full Time
BRC are recruiting on behalf of a well-respected charitable Housing Association for a temporary Housing Support Worker to start at short notice in Haverfordwest.

Our client is a charitable housing association that provides housing and support to men, women, their children and young people across Wales. Their primary support function is to support those escaping domestic abuse, helping them regain their independence.

ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:
o Work within a team to deliver an efficient and effective high quality housing support service to vulnerable women and their children with complex needs
o Support clients to live independently and sustain their tenancies within refuge, supported housing and their own accommodation in the community
o Use creative ways of ensuring that service users are supported in such a way that their potential for independence is maximised and that they are enabled to achieve outcomes which are appropriate to their needs and wishes
o Ensure that service users` needs are assessed regularly and to work with them to develop, and adhere to, a task orientated personal support plan in line with Supporting People
o Carry out risk assessments on each applicant and agree a risk management plan
o Signpost, liaise with and facilitate service users` access to other services; i.e. Medical, Legal professionals etc
o Feedback service users` views to support the development and improvement of services
o Support service users in identifying and addressing key issues relating to their children and promote positive parenting and the welfare of children/young people
o Support service users to manage their finances, budget and make informed choices about their personal finances
o Empower clients to maintain tenure agreements ensuring they fully understand their obligations empowering them to deal with issues relating to housing management, maintenance and repairs

To be considered for this role you MUST have:
o Previous experience of providing a housing related support service to vulnerable clients
o Knowledge of Domestic Abuse, Mental Ill-health, Substance Misuse and Homelessness/Housing
o A full driving license and access to a car

Please note: This role is open to women only - under the Equality Act 2010, Part 1, Schedule 9, a genuine occupational requirement has been established for the service staff to be female.

For further information on this exciting opportunity please contact Richard Thomas or Rhiannon Breeze on 02920231000 or submit your CV to richard @ (url removed)