Housing Support Worker

  • Job Reference: 6966310
  • Date Posted: 18 June 2020
  • Recruiter: Central & East
  • Location: Northamptonshire, England
  • Salary: £9.77 Per Hour
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Urgent Housing Support Worker vacancy

The client is looking to recruit two Housing Support Workers  to work in a homeless hostel that supports clients aged 16-65 in two sites in Northamptonshire.

Length:                                Temporary


Temporary contract:        £9.77 per hour including holiday pay

Hours:                               37.5 hours a week with shift patterns

Shifts:                               9:00am-5:00pm

                                        1:30pm- 9:00pm

                                        1 in 3 weekends: 11:00am- 7:30pm

You will also be required to be on call 1 in 3 weeks also.

The role involves:

  • Providing advice on housing and welfare benefits
  • Supporting homeless clients to become more independent in temporary accommodation
  • Helping clients to move on and resettle into new accommodation 
  • Following support plans and producing risk assessments for your caseload
  • Liaising with external agencies and support clients with applications
  • Ensuring tenants adhere to their tenancy agreements
  • Signposting service users to specialist services when required
  • Ensuring residents do not accumulate any arrears and supporting them with budgeting

 Essential requirements:

  • Experience with supporting vulnerable people to become more independent
  • Knowledge of housing benefits
  • An enhanced DBS from within 3 years or willingness to obtain a new one
  • Driving licence and access to own car