| Housing Advice Worker
Complex Needs | 1 WC1X |£13.12 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7881 | Posted: 10/01/2022
Central is currently recruiting for two part-time Housing Advice Workers, to work within either of the following boroughs: Bexley and Haringey. The service provides support to ex-offenders with the aim of preventing tenancy breakdown, improving quality of life and promoting independence.
The successful candidate will be required to work 18.75 hours per week, 2 - 3 days a week working within a Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM time frame. Cover is required for approximately 6 weeks, with a possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £11.71 per hour, with £1.41 holiday pay, totalling £13.12 per hour.
Please note, this role is a mixture of working from the office and working from home.
The purpose of the Housing Advice worker role is to provide advice and guidance to offenders aged 18 plus following an assessment of the clients support needs, particularly focusing on their housing, employment and financial needs. In this position, you will be working with clients with complex needs including ex-offenders and mental health issues.
In this position, you will be required to;
- To produce comprehensive and high quality assessments on the clients support needs, particularly their housing, employment and financial needs, and accordingly follow the most suitable pathway
- Work with services users on a brief intervention basis to advice and support them to sustain or obtain accommodation, and to assist them in improving quality of life and moving towards independence
- Proactively liaise, communicate and negotiate with internal and external specialists and external agencies in order to maximise client support services, resources and funding
- Assist service users to develop life skills and partake in meaningful occupation activities to promote increased independence and involvement with the community; this will include delivering workshops to groups of clients on a regular basis.
To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of working with complex needs including ex-offenders and mental health
- An understanding of working in supported housing or floating support services; with a demonstrable knowledge of Housing and other related Legislation
- Experience of key working, planned support, risk assessments, goal setting and advocacy with vulnerable people.
- Experience of managing complex and difficult situations in relation to vulnerable client groups
- Ability to be self motivating, work under pressure, and manage time effectively, prioritising different areas of work according to need.
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.