Housing Support Worker X2

9.00 - 12.30 GBP Hourly
13 Jan 2021
10 Feb 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
MMP Consultancy are currently working with a fantastic organisation based in Colchester to recruit two Housing Support Workers on a temporary basis.

The client is looking for someone to work in their Supported Housing hostels for single people and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Key Responsibilities:
* Assess referrals and engage with prospective clients using a person-centred approach. Key to this role will be liaising with health professionals, other agencies and colleagues as appropriate.
* Ensure that prospective and current clients are fully aware of the support available, their financial obligations, rights and responsibilities under their tenancy/occupation arrangements and all related procedures
* Agree and review client Independent Living Plans and Risk Assessments on a regular basis, deliver contracted hours of support to achieve the required outcomes
* Flexibly deliver the support identified in an Independent Living Plan through regular person-centered contact as appropriate, taking follow up action and coordinating wraparound support if required from other agencies and internal departments
* Engage in continuous professional development and reflective practice
* Forge and maintain links with partner agencies and other key stakeholders as appropriate to ensure that good communication and co-operation is maintained
* Report any concerns relating to safeguarding of vulnerable people using the correct procedures, attending case conferences and other meetings as required

Key Knowledge & Experience:
* Previous experience required with a good knowledge of welfare benefits, risk assessments and support planning processes, safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children
* Able to promote independent living skills, advice and guidance around tenancy management, employment education and training
* Enhanced adult DBS
* Driving licence
* Good communication skills and computer skills are vital
* Ability to keep accurate records
* Work as part of a team
* Manage a caseload
* Intermediate level at Microsoft Word and Outlook for risk assessments and support plans
* The role involves a lot of lone working and therefore the candidate needs to be able to hit the ground running