1x Permanent Housing Support Worker
2 x 12 month contract Housing Support Worker
Named a Sunday Times Best Company to Work for in 2018 and eight previous years, as well as being an Investors in People Champion, here at Stockport Homes we are extremely proud of our people.
We are a values driven organisation committed to achieving our mission of ‘One team, transforming lives’, but we’re also entrepreneurial, maximising the value of our money and resources.
We are now looking to recruit a Housing Support Worker (Homelessness) to join us to inspire people to make positive changes, realise their potential and lead a fulfilled life.
Offering practical support and advice to promote resident independence and development, you will support residents in life skills training sessions in both formal and informal settings and manage and maintain a good standard of temporary accommodation provided for homeless families, single men and single women, sited at 3 separate locations.
Collecting rent/service charges and supporting residents to set up bank accounts and direct debits, you must ensure the comfort and wellbeing of residents and minimise distress with a sympathetic and common sense approach to emergency situations. Agreeing and implementing individual support plans, you will accompany residents to appointments and meetings outside the scheme in a supportive capacity and prepare properties to be let after they have been vacated.
Candidates for this opportunity must demonstrate a high level of empathy but be capable of maintaining healthy boundaries with clients. Confident when challenging behaviour / resistance in others, you should have previous experience of providing support / befriending service to vulnerable people and an awareness of general resident support needs and specific support services / referral systems. A basic understanding of the benefits system, current rates of benefits and entitlement would be beneficial as would an awareness of issues relating to people who are homeless.
Closing date for applications: 27th January 2018
Interview Day: 4th February
All posts offer attractive conditions of service and a range of employee benefits including a commitment to personal development, work life balance and a genuine commitment to embrace diversity for employees and customers.
Stockport Homes is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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