Housing Support Worker (female)

Recruiter
Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£14,680 for .6 FTE (pro rata of £24,466 FT)
Posted
21 Aug 2017
Closes
17 Sep 2017
Ref
HopeHSWF
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

PLEASE APPLY BY EMAIL WITH CV (NO MORE THAN 2 SIDES A4) AND LETTER SHOWING HOW YOU MEET THE PERSON SPECIFICATION (ALSO NO MORE THAN 2 SIDES A4)

Job title                      Housing Support Worker (female)

Salary                          £14,680  (pro rata of £24,466 FT)

Hours                          .6 FTE (equivalent to 3 days per week), to suit both you and us.

Responsible to           Project Coordinator

Responsible for          House Champion volunteers

Key tasks: To work with other staff and volunteers to ensure that residents in Hope Project’s women-only houses for destitute asylum seekers are safe, promote their well-being and case progression and facilitate peer support groups.

Job description

  1. Ensure that houses are safe and well maintained commissioning repairs where appropriate. This will include regularly visiting women-only houses spread around Birmingham.
  2. Induct new residents
  3. Help new residents devise and follow simple well-being plans
  4. Support and record progress against legal and well-being plans
  5. Encourage residents to get involved in activities likely to contribute to their well-being
  6. Help residents move out at the end of their license
  7. Facilitate and record details of house and general resident’s meetings
  8. Set up and manage a petty cash system for resident travel expenses
  9. Recruit, support and supervise a small group of ‘house champion’ volunteers
  10. Facilitate and administer a women-only peer support group
  11. Contribute to planning and the development of Hope Projects
  12. Contribute to fundraising for Hope Projects
  13. Raise awareness of Hope Projects and the issue of asylum destitution
  14. Help residents to safely share their stories in person and on social media where this is appropriate and they wish to do so
  15. Contribute to the wider work of Hope Projects
  16. Engage with regular support and supervision
  17. Undertake training when required

Person specification

Experience

 

  1. Proven experience of working supportively with people under stress
  2. Experience of working with groups of vulnerable / at risk people

Ability

 

  1. Good listener Organised, able to manage varied workload Capable of working on own initiative outside of an office environment Able to work sensitively within professional boundaries Good written and spoken English Ability to use common office IT software Able to work within a budget

Knowledge

 

  1. Understanding of issues affecting destitute asylum seekers

Qualities

 

  1. Sympathy towards destitute asylum seekers Good at communicating with colleagues and managers Willing and able to travel around Birmingham

Because some residents will have been subject to rape and sexual violence, it would be unreasonable to require a male housing support worker regular access to all parts of the female only houses. There is therefore an occupational requirement under the Equality Act (2010) for this role to be female only.