Independent Living Advisor (Housing

29 Mar 2018
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Independent Living Advisor (Housing)
Southfields, Bedfordshire (covering central Beds)
£21,562 (including 1st April increase)
Essential Car User Allowance £1670

Our client is a strong regional housing group with a people centred culture, delivering excellent local services.  They believe they have a responsibility to serve all sections of the community. They value the difference and uniqueness in people, their organisations and communities. They aim to keep their promises, be honest and reliable, and build living partnerships through the way they work.
They are currently looking for a caring and friendly person to help deliver an independent living service to individuals in their own homes.  The service is provided predominantly to older people and focuses on housing related support and services.
In this rewarding role, it will be your responsibility to advocate for tenants, empowering them in the context of independent living so that they have the skills and knowledge to maintain their home.  You will help to ensure that customers are aware of the services and benefits available to them and that any areas of concern, such as rent arrears and neighbourhood disputes, are resolved.
The successful candidate will already have experience of working with people who have support needs.  A team player, you will have good interpersonal skills and a caring and empathetic manner.  You must have good IT skills, administrative experience and the ability to assess risks including living environments.
Due to the nature of the role, you must have a flexible approach to changing circumstances and a willingness to take on new tasks and experiences.  You must also be able to travel effectively to all our sites and take part in an on call rota.
Please note the successful candidate will undergo DBS checks.
Keywords: Independent Living, Support Worker, Care Assistant, Carer, Older People, Social Housing, Supported Housing