- Full Time
Peabody has a fantastic opportunity for a Housing Caseworker to join the team based in Colchester. You will join us on a full time, basis as part of a 1 year fixed term contract and will receive a competitive salary of £18,250 per annum. Anne Knight House provides accommodation for young single homeless people aged between 16-24 years who require support before moving on into independent living. Tenants are offered help to develop skills such as budgeting, setting up home and seeking employment or training. Staff also provides advice and support to help tenants gain access to other services and organisations. For example, they will help tenants to access health services, social care or specialist services. The post holder may be required to work at other similar locations within the Chelmsford area. Purpose of the Housing Caseworker role: - To support tenants who are living in supported accommodation - To provide practical and emotional support, assisting tenants to achieve independence - To support tenants in understanding and sustaining their tenancy Key Responsibilities as our Housing Caseworker: - To provide individualised support to tenants - To encourage tenants to participate and engage with staff support - To promote the integration of the tenants into the local community - To provide support and assistance to tenants in achieving their personal goals and aspirations - To support tenant to access professional or specialist services where necessary - To ensure that tenant participation, involvement and inclusion throughout the service. - To provide basic welfare benefits advice, including referral to specialist welfare benefit advisors and liaison with benefit agencies as appropriate - To be aware of the risks that tenants and service users pose to themselves and others and to follow the Risk Assessment and Management procedure - To be responsibility for personal Health and Safety whilst at work adhering to policy and procedure - To report to managers any concerns that you may have regarding the quality of the service - Sleep-in duties will be required within this job role and these are paid at a prevailing rate. As our Housing Caseworker you will need: - Approachable demeanour - Good administrative and organisational skills - Good verbal and written communication skills - Ability to work well in challenging situations - Knowledge of Risk Assessment processes in a support setting - Able to keep accurate records - A sound understanding of Professional Boundaries - A desire to promote tenant involvement and participation - Experience of working with vulnerable groups/Young People - Ability to work within a rolling shift pattern Desirable - Previous experience of working within the Supported Housing sector - Demonstrable experience of conducting risk assessments and support planning -Experience of dealing with safeguarding matters -Knowledge of welfare benefits - Knowledge of external support organisations - An understanding of Supporting People and its regulatory framework If you feel have the skills and experience to become our Housing Caseworker please click ‘apply’ today, we’d love to hear from you! This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.