Housing Support Worker (female)
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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.
- Ensure that houses are safe and well maintained commissioning repairs where appropriate. This will include regularly visiting women-only houses spread around Birmingham.
- Induct new residents
- Help new residents devise and follow simple well-being plans
- Support and record progress against legal and well-being plans
- Encourage residents to get involved in activities likely to contribute to their well-being
- Help residents move out at the end of their license
- Facilitate and record details of house and general resident’s meetings
- Set up and manage a petty cash system for resident travel expenses
- Recruit, support and supervise a small group of ‘house champion’ volunteers
- Facilitate and administer a women-only peer support group
- Contribute to planning and the development of Hope Projects
- Contribute to fundraising for Hope Projects
- Raise awareness of Hope Projects and the issue of asylum destitution
- Help residents to safely share their stories in person and on social media where this is appropriate and they wish to do so
- Contribute to the wider work of Hope Projects
- Engage with regular support and supervision
- Undertake training when required
- Proven experience of working supportively with people under stress
- Experience of working with groups of vulnerable / at risk people
- 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
- Understanding of issues affecting destitute asylum seekers
- 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.