Supported Housing Manager – Young People and Mental Health

Recruiter
Outward Housing
Location
Hackney
Salary
£32000/annum
Posted
14 Jul 2017
Closes
13 Aug 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Supported Housing Manager – Young People and Mental Health Services
Hours: Full-time – 38 hours per week
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: Hackney, London
Job Ref:SHM

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic and committed Supported Housing Manager to lead and motivate our service teams to provide meaningful support that will make a real difference to the 36 people living in our Young Peoples (ages 16-24) and Mental Health (adults) services. If you think you have the energy and leadership skills to motivate our customers to take genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community and develop as individuals, then we want to hear from you.

About the role
• You will work within the values and spirit of Outward to engage, enable and empower customers to achieve their goals and ambitions.
• You will develop and motivate the deputy manager and staff team to be positive and enthusiastic about their work and to deliver high quality services.
• You will lead the staff to develop support / move on plans and risk assessments that reflect people’s needs, preferences and aspirations; creating a culture where plans are actively implemented and reviewed so that people are supported as they wish to be.
• The services are staffed Monday-Sunday (and part of the young peoples’ service is 24 hours), so you will work closely with the Deputy Manager to manage rota’s effectively and minimise agency use, staying within budget.
• You will be experienced in delivering effective housing management processes, to minimise void loss, re-let properties swiftly, support customers to manage their rent and other finances, keep their homes safe and in good repair.
• You will deliver a service that meets and aims to exceed the expectations of the people we support, our commissioners / funders and local authority stakeholders.

About Outward
For over 40 years, Outward has been providing high-quality support and care services to vulnerable people in London. Set up by parents of disabled children looking for alternatives to institutional care provision, our aim is to support customers to have genuine control over their lives, make positive choices, play an active role in the community, accept responsibilities and develop as individuals.

About You
You will share our values and passion to engage, enable and empower vulnerable adults to lead the lives they want. Using your experience of working in a similar setting you will have developed the skills you need to engage and motivate service teams to provide creative and flexible services that make a positive difference to people’s lives.
As the Supported Housing Manager you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of a high quality support service for young people and adults with a range of needs, through making sure the service adheres to all the relevant legislative and performance standards.

You will demonstrate a caring approach, balancing compassion and empathy whilst supporting customers to adhere to house rules and be mindful of the needs of other residents.

You will be an excellent communicator who is well able to liaise effectively with a range of stakeholders and adopt a multi-disciplinary approach. You will also have good organisational, administrative and budget management skills.
You may be required to work some evenings, weekends and bank holidays to cover shifts if necessary. You will also be part of Outward’s management out of hours’ on-call service, for which additional payment will be made.

Benefits
Outward has a comprehensive selection of benefits including:
• A comprehensive training calendar
• 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
• An occupational sick pay scheme
• Access to Employee Assistance Scheme
• A scheme that enables you to purchase additional annual leave
• A scheme that entitles you to tax breaks on childcare costs

To Apply, please click 'Apply' and ensure you include a valid email address as you will be sent further instructions.

The closing date for applications is 9:00 am on Thursday the 27th July 2017.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend interview on the 3rd August 2017.

Outward is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expects all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services for successful candidates. This will be fully subsidised by Outward.

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community