Settlement Worker

Posted on Dec 13, 2018 by Salvation Army Housing Association

Stratford-upon-avon, Warwickshire United Kingdom
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Settlement Worker

Would you like a meaningful job that makes a difference, with flexibility and real potential for growth?

The Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA) is an organisation that provides a range of housing and varied support services to vulnerable people. Our aim is to support people in achieving their full potential. We are currently going through a large period of growth and have a vacancy for Settlement Worker.

Position: Settlement Worker
Location: Binswood, Warwickshire (Commutable from Royal Leamington Spa, Coventry, Stratford-upon-Avon, Solihull, Nuneaton. Daventry and surrounding areas)
Job type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 40 hours per week
Salary: £16,280 to £22,582 per annum
Benefits: 26 days' annual holiday rising a day a year for the first 5 years + bank holidays, Life Assurance, Pension scheme and an Employee Health Assistance Programme. Professional development opportunities and flexible working arrangements.

Closing date: 17th December 2018
Interview dates: 4th January 2019

About the role:

We are looking for a Settlement Worker to undertake comprehensive needs and risk assessments across the Warwickshire Support Services with all clients who apply for supported accommodation in accordance with SAHA's allocation procedure.

You will ensure all clients who are offered a service are moved into the service in a supported, planned way that all bedding, supplies and welcome packs are received by the client. You will maintain effective working relationships with specialists and agencies who might offer resources, funding or individual services relevant to client's needs.

About you:

The successful candidate will have the ability to maintain enthusiasm for a high level of contact time with clients on a daily basis with a proven track record of supporting clients to positively engage with services offered. You will need experience of using risk management tools in the effective management of supported housing schemes which include positive risk taking and have a proven track record of completing robust and effective assessments.

Knowledge of the key attributes and experience of networking with outside agencies and developing partnerships will be essential. You will also need to be able to demonstrate good people skills in managing complex and difficult situations and have experience and understanding of working with a diverse and multi-cultural environment, with excellent communication and advocacy skills.

A Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Certificate will be required for these roles. As an equal opportunities employer, our client welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

The Salvation Army Housing Association (SAHA) is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality and diversity and welcome applicants from all sections of the community,

You may have experience of the following: Housing, Supported Housing, Lettings, Housing Management, Housing Officer, Support Worker, Settlement Worker, Community Development, Social Care, Social Worker, Housing Association, Charity, Charities, NFP, Not for Profit, Third Sector, etc.

Reference: 599428051

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