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Housing Support Worker

Job Title: Housing Support Worker
Location: Sunderland
Contract Type: Temporary (6 months)
Working Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Are you an experienced support professional with leadership skills, looking for a dynamic role that allows for flexibility and community engagement? We are seeking a dedicated Senior Support Worker for a 6-month temporary position in Harlow.

Key Responsibilities:
As a Senior Support Worker, you will play a pivotal role in managing a caseload of 10-12 residents, providing person-centered support and ensuring the successful implementation of support and safety plans.

Key responsibilities include:
Community Engagement: Work flexibly within the community, visiting residents in their homes, and offering support tailored to individual needs.
Home and Remote Working: Benefit from the flexibility of working from home in between property visits, managing your caseload effectively.
Team Collaboration: Engage in regular team and managerial meetings to discuss and reflect on complex cases, fostering a collaborative and supportive working environment.
Travel Requirements: Attend training sessions and team meetings as required, contributing to your professional development and staying updated on best practices.
Rent Collection and Arrears Management: Take proactive measures to maximize rent collection, submit and maintain successful housing and welfare benefit claims, and monitor accounts to minimize arrears in line with targets.
Person-Centered Planning: Co-develop and deliver person-centered support and safety plans with clients, aligning with other agencies involved in the client's care.

Requirements:
Enhanced DBS: A valid and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is essential.
Driving and Owns Vehicle (Essential): A valid driver's license and access to a vehicle are essential for this role.
Experience: Proven experience in support work and caseload management, with a focus on person-centered planning.
Communication Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to engage effectively with clients, colleagues, and external agencies.
Problem-Solving: Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to reflect on and address complex cases.

How to Apply:
If you are a dedicated and experienced support professional seeking a temporary Housing worker role with flexibility and community engagement, we invite you to apply.

To be considered, please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant experience and why you are suited to this role to connor.sarginson@servicecare.org.uk.