Supported Housing Officer

Location
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
Salary
£24,799 – £26,317 per annum
Posted
05 Aug 2019
Closes
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Permanent

Supported Housing Officer

We have an opportunity in our highly skilled dispersed housing team for a new colleague to join us in making a difference for young people moving on from homelessness.

Our passionate and hardworking team does this through supporting young people to achieve their goals and aspiration and you could be a part of this amazing effort. 1625 Independent People (1625ip) is a leading youth homeless charity based in the South West, working with over 2,500 young people.

We have strong local partnerships and adhere to the best practice in the sector, thereby building trusting relationships between young people and 1625ip staff is at the core of our work.

What we are looking for:

  • You are an experienced housing management officer who is used to providing support and guidance to vulnerable young people. You engage young people with confidence and passion.
  • You are empathetic and you truly understand the needs of homeless young people, young people leaving care, and the barriers they face.
  • You love being around young people and working with them.
  • You are an enthusiastic team player; you are super organised and always open to new ideas and creative ways of working.
  •  You are committed to the principles of Psychologically Informed Environments (PIE) and the use of reflective practice in your work. What you will be doing:
  • By developing individual support plans that promote independent living skills including accommodation, EET and wellbeing, you will help our young people achieve independence.
  • Using your knowledge and creativity, you will help our young people maximise their income and manage any arrears, ensuring optimum income is achieved.
  • Using your problem-solving skills, you will explore move-on options with young people as you support them toward independent living.
  • By being well organised, efficient and effective you will undertake a host of housing management tasks including health and safety checks to ensure the safety of young people, colleagues and properties.

You will be in the Dispersed Housing Team and you will be line managed by a Deputy Housing Manager.

What you get in return:

  • 30 days annual leave plus all the Bank Holidays
  • Regular supervision, yearly Personal Development Reviews and a supportive team, enhanced through monthly Reflective Practice sessions, where colleagues learn from their own and others’ experiences.
  • A listening and learning environment, with regular Wellbeing Surveys.
  • Employer pension contribution of 4%. Contract details:
  • Hours per week: 37.5
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Salary: £24,799 – £26,317 per annum
  • The location: Based in central Bristol visiting properties across Bristol.

Application information:

To access the Job Pack and Apply, please visit the website

  • Application deadline closes: 23:59, 19/08/2019.
  • If you have not heard from us by 22/08/2019 please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
  • Interviews are on 26/08/2019.

Covering Letter Guidance
Please note that the online application form cannot be saved until it is fully complete. We recommend that you prepare your Covering Letter before you start the online application.

Your Covering Letter will form the most important basis on which your skills, experience and personal attributes will be tested against the job criteria. Without it, your application cannot progress to the shortlisting stage.
You should refer to the Person Specification document within the Job Pack and cover only the elements that are tested at this stage of the recruitment process. Elements that only have the word ‘interview’ next to them will be tested at the next stage of the process and do not need to be covered in your letter.

ALTHOUGH THE APPLICATION FORM GIVES YOU THE OPTION TO UPLOAD A CV, PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT A CV AS THIS IS NOT NECESSARY AND WILL NOT BE USED IN THIS PROCESS.

Equal opportunities for everyone:

We safeguard and promote the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Any job offer will depend on a satisfactory DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Barred List Disclosure Check. We believe those with a criminal record should have an equal chance to become employees or volunteers. We also pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer for everyone regardless of age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and beliefs, sex and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to increase applications from Black and Minority Ethnic groups as they are currently under-represented.

Please see our Policies section on the website, for further information. If you need an adjustment made to any part of the recruitment process, please let us know as soon as possible.