Housing Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 7001570
  • Date Posted: 18 November 2020
  • Recruiter: South West
  • Location: Cardiff, Wales
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Public Sector
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Temporary Housing Support Worker immediately required:

Venn Group’s Social Housing Recruitment Team are currently recruiting for an interim Housing Support Worker for a highly reputable homelessness support provider based in Cardiff to begin temporary employment.

 

Location: Cardiff

Contract Type: 6 – 8 weeks+

Working days: Monday - Friday (Shifts- 8-4 or 12-8)

Hourly Rate: £10 - 11 PAYE (Inclusive of holiday pay)

Day to Day Duties:    

  • Key working with homeless clients with complex needs including substance misuse, severe mental health conditions and challenging behaviours
  • Handle referrals coming into the service and conducting initial assessments
  • Managing a caseload of up to 5 homeless clients
  • Creating, implementing and maintaining detailed individual support plans
  • Conducting risk and needs assessments
  • Signpost service users onto external agencies    
  • Assisting with housing benefit claims and income statements when required
  • Oversee the spread reporting whilst on shift

 

Essential Skills:

  • A current enhanced DBS issued within the past 12 months
  • Experience in supporting the homeless with complex needs and challenging behaviours
  • Ability to conduct risk & needs assessments and create support plans
  • Demonstrable experience working in homelessness services

Desirable Skills:

  • Good IT and written skills 
  • Local to the area
  • Housing Qualification/NVQ

If you have a current DBS, relevant experience, are immediately available and would like to be considered for this position please call Emily Rex or Branwen Johns on 0117 930 8760 or send an updated CV to erex@venngroup.com