Supported Housing Worker

Vacancy Filler
11 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
The company is seeking a Supported Housing Worker to provide high-quality direct support and housing management to single homeless people with low to medium level support needs in Salisbury, ensuring that clients move-on sustainably to greater independence within defined timescales.

About us:

The company is a growing voluntary organisation providing services to people facing acute challenges in their lives. Our vision is a just society where socially excluded people are supported and empowered to build sustainable, independent lives.

We now operate a range of services all over the South West, not only addressing the needs of homeless people but also the root causes of homelessness. Our projects include our hostel in Bath, social enterprises, supported housing, domestic violence refuges, refugee support, homelessness prevention, criminal justice services, and various outreaches.

The Post:

We are currently looking for a Supported Housing Worker in Wiltshire to deliver high-quality direct support and housing management services to single homeless people with low to medium level support needs. These people are living in designated properties, and it would be your job to ensure that they move-on sustainably to greater independence within defined timescales.

The successful candidate will work in close partnership with the team and with relevant external agencies and be committed to service user involvement and the development of high-quality services.

Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications required:

The key skills and experience we are looking for are

* A qualified Health or Social Care specialist with experience of working with homeless people and/or other socially excluded people
* Someone who has the skills and experience necessary for working with people with complex needs and challenging behaviour
* who is able to undertake assessment and planning for people with complex social needs
* Who can lead on multi-agency working and partnerships
* Who has an understanding of the benefits and housing benefits system
* Ideally, the candidate will have a driving license and access to own car, but this is not essential.

What we offer :

* £25,000 per annum
* Cash Health Plan
* Flexible Annual Leave
* Employee Assistance Program
* Flexible pension contribution up to 6%
* Childcare vouchers
* Excellent supervision, training and development opportunities
* A chance to be part of an exciting and highly respected charity, making real difference to the lives of socially excluded people around the South West

How to apply

if you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this position, please click on 'Apply' and complete an online application form

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