Housing Support Worker

Posted on Dec 15, 2018 by Anonymous

Newport, Gwent United Kingdom
Leisure & Sport
Immediate Start
£9 - £9 Annual
Full-Time
Absolute is operating as an employment agency for the supply of permanent opportunities.

We are working with our Newport town centre client to recruit a part time Housing Support Worker

You will join an existing team of people and work around 30 hours each week.

The purpose of this role is to provide a generic housing-related floating support service in Newport for People aged 55+. Support will be person centered, focusing on realistic agreed goals and appropriate outcomes.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

* To be willing to work across the services operational area

* To maintain confidentiality and understand issues of General Data Protection procedures

* To perform routine administrative tasks as directed by the Team Leader

* To guide and mentor Life Skill Volunteers in order for them to provide holistic and targeted support to service users within time sensitive parameters

* To help vulnerable people develop, or maintain, the skills and confidence necessary to live independently

* To be mindful of complementary services available in Newport

* To signpost to alternative services if housing-related support needs are met or not identified

* Provide housing- related support to service users in a variety of ways including financial maximisation, practical skills, maintaining payments and promoting economic progress, improving resilience, accessing appropriate services and accommodation

* To have a clear understanding of housing needs of people aged 55+ and in particular those adults at risk or in crisis situations

* To assist service users with support in their home, office or on the telephone as required

* Completing Schedule of information and Gwent Needs Mapping Exercise (GNME) form as required by Supporting People Team

* To keep detailed records in order that accurate statistics can be compiled

* To log clear and concise information on shared IT Systems ensuring all electronic case notes are completed accurately and to a quality assurance level standard

* Complete comprehensive, person centered support plans with service users focusing on realistic agreed goals which enable outcomes to be monitored

* To assist service users with support to address housing related issues

Whilst we endeavour to respond to all applicants who apply to our vacancies, in certain instances this is not always possible. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 5 working days of your application, please assume that on this occasion you have not been successful. We will retain your details on file and advise should alternative opportunities arise

Reference: 599435886

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