Housing Support Worker
We are seeking Housing Support Officers to work with clients to combat homelessness, poverty, and marginalisation across East Sussex.
Position: Floating Support Officer (Internal title)
Location: St Leonards Office
Salary: £25,050 (includes £1,218 car allowance) per annum, pro rata (plus mileage costs)
Hours: 30 – 37 hours per week
Closing Date: 11th April 2023
About the Role
As Housing Support Officer, you will be working for a people-led organisation whose mission is ‘combating homelessness, creating opportunities, promoting change.’
You will collaborate with clients to identify housing-related support needs, completing risk assessments and support plans. You will work with key stakeholders within Housing, Health & Social Care, Probation Services, and other community programmes, forging partnerships to deliver client-centred support. You will need to provide clients with practical support, helping them to manage tenancies, and helping with access to work, volunteering, and education opportunities.
You will also be required to attend training and development sessions, deliver small group work/workshop sessions and carry out the necessary administration and monitoring duties required for the role.
To be successful in the role of Housing Support Officer you will need to have great communication skills and be committed to the values of the organisation. Some of the key skills and experience you will need to bring with you include:
Experience of working with vulnerable clients in the community
Experience of working in partnership with other agencies
Experience of creating support plans with clients and setting attainable goals
Experience of managing a client caseload and writing accurate case notes and reports
Knowledge of safeguarding issues in relation to adults and children
Please note that access to a car and the ability to attend/provide face-to-face support across East Sussex is required for this role.
In recognition of their commitment to staff, the organisation has been awarded Gold Accreditation from Investors in People and are also signed up to the Disability Confident employer scheme and have made the Mental Health at Work commitment.
You will also receive a fantastic benefits package including:
Stakeholder pension scheme
Free and confidential employee assistance helpline for both personal and work-related concerns
Free new starter 30-day Brighton & Hove bus pass
Generous holiday allowance including an additional two days of leave at Christmas
The opportunity to participate in well-being and fundraising activities throughout the year
The charity is an equal opportunities employer using a fair and open recruitment process that fully complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. They are committed to encouraging equality, inclusion, and diversity within the workplace.
You may be interested in this role if you have experience in areas such as Housing, Housing Support, Housing Officer, Housing Support Officer, Support Worker, Housing Support Worker, Social Housing, Housing Caseworker, Social Housing Caseworker, Homelessness, Homelessness Support Worker, Homelessness Housing Officer, Housing Caseworker, Outreach, Housing Outreach, Homelessness Outreach Worker, Rehabilitation Worker, Rehabilitation Outreach, Community Outreach Worker, Community Rehabilitation Worker, Mental Health Support Worker, Supported Housing Officer.
Please note that this role is being advertised by NFP People on behalf of our client.
Previous applicants need not apply