Independent Living Advisor / Support Worker

Shefford, Bedfordshire
£12,405 (FTE £21,561)
11 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

Independent Living Advisor / Support Worker
Based at Southfields, Bedfordshire but covering Mid Beds
£12,405 (FTE £21,561)
Essential Car User Allowance £961 (FTE £1670)
Part time 21 hours per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday)

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 them 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 all 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.

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