Devon
£11,300 - £12,600 (£21,000 - £23,300 FTE pro rata) per annum
Permanent
Job description
About The Role

Are you prepared to go the extra mile to ensure a positive outcome for your clients? Are you motivated to make a positive contribution to the lives of the people we support? If so, we really want to hear from you.

We are recruiting a part time Support Worker, that will deliver Tenancy Sustainment and housing management at our adult temporary accommodation schemes in Exeter as part of a job share.

We are committed to offering short term housing and tenancy related support to people aged 18+, who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. Our role is to help people settle from often chaotic lifestyles, to live independently and help them resolve some of the issues that brought them into temporary housing in the first place. You will be part of a well established team working with residents across three projects. You would be expected to deal with any accommodation issues the residents may have and signpost them to the appropriate course of action or link them with external organisations.

You will work closely with the Team Manager to ensure that building safety is maintained, organising remedial works and repairs with contractors. We are looking for someone who is resilient and able to work with this client group to help them address the issues in their lives and move forward onto independence.

Intensive housing management tasks may vary from ensuring that LiveWest customers have access to appropriate services, support and accommodation of a good standard to explaining the licence agreement and project rules or working closely with partners to resolve anti social behaviour.
 
This role is being offered on a part time basis, working 20 hours per week.
 
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups, and expect all colleagues to share this commitment. Appointment to the post will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced check via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

About The Candidate

To be considered for the role of Support Worker, you will:
 

- Be able to work collaboratively with the external stakeholders
- Have knowledge of benefits and welfare reform
- Have a good understanding of safeguarding and emotional and mental health issues.
- Be confident in your ability to dynamically risk assess when lone working

The most important part of this role is to have pride in your work and have a positive attitude, a proactive approach and the confidence to support a diverse range of people.  You will be able to balance your passion and commitment with good organisational skills, and the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries.
 
What we offer:
• Competitive salary • Defined Contribution pension scheme – employer contribution of 6% - 9% • Death in Service benefit ( 3 x salary) •  26 days annual leave plus bank holidays with service related increase to your entitlement up to 30 days • Annual Leave purchase • Family Friendly policies • Health Cash Plan including dental and optical cover • Employee Assistance Programme • Health and Wellbeing programme which includes enhanced sick pay, monthly campaigns, training and yearly flu jabs  •  Cycle to Work scheme •  Car Benefit scheme • Learning and Development including coaching and professional qualification support • Volunteering days • Discretionary Bonus scheme
You may have experience or an interest in the following: Care Worker, Charity, Charities, Recovery Worker, Navigator, Support Navigator, Care Navigator, Support Officer, Recovery Coach, Support Mentor, Peer Mentor, Advice Leader, Coach, Service Coordinator, Care Practitioner, Home Care Worker, Not for Profit, NFP or Flexible Working.

About The Company

LiveWest provides over 38,000 homes to over 80,000 people throughout the South West from Gloucestershire to the Isles of Scilly. We have plans to build over 6,000 homes in the area over the next five years, developing new homes of all tenures including low-cost rent and sale, market rent and sale, and a range of supported housing and intermediate housing products, creating choice and flexibility. 
 
As well as developing new homes, we continue to invest in existing properties and communities. Through the stability of good housing, we place better living for better lives at the centre of our mission both today and for generations to come. At LiveWest we believe in a home for everyone. 

As an Inclusive Employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all colleagues. For further information about our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy, please visit our website.
More about LiveWest

At LiveWest, we believe in a home for everyone. 

We own and manage over 37,000 homes across the South West, from Cornwall to Glo... Read more

Posted on: 24 November 2021
Closed date: 09 December 2021
Job ref: 0996
Tags: Support Worker