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Accommodation Support Worker (Homelessness)

Location: GREATER MANCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, UNITED KINGDOM Salary: 11.32-11.32 GBP (UK Pounds) Per hour, inc Benefits
Sector: Business Support Job Type: Temporary
Shift Type: FULL TIME Applications: 2
Posted: 6 months ago Reference: X3-327916

We have a fantastic opportunity for three Accommodation Support Workers, working at a Leading Local Authority in Greater Manchester. This is a temporary full time role, initially for the next 3 months.

 

The Role

Your role will be to act as the point of contact for customers of the Homelessness service, providing effective and accurate information and advice. Also ensuring the safe and efficient running, of the temporary accommodation scheme where based.

Duties

  • Carrying out urgent assessments of customers referred to the project for accommodations, and provide a safe and supported environment for homeless people accepted into the service.
  • Actively promote integration of the accommodation, and its residents into the local and wider community.
  • Supply high quality housing related support, advice and advocacy to all temporary accommodation residents in order to assist customers in accessing support relating to benefits, support agencies, education, employment, and resettlement options and training.
  • Provide intensive support for customers with complex support needs, particularly customers who have exhibited anti-social behaviour. Offer holistic support plans for residents, and agree individual targets which work towards longer-term housing solutions and aspirations.
  • Ensure the effective upkeep and smooth running of the temporary accommodation resource, including property repairs, licensing agreements, health and safety requirements and rent collections.
  • You will need to have an understanding of Domestic Violence and Abuse, Understanding issues faced by Homelessness, and understanding of the safeguarding of Vulnerable adults and children.

Key Requirements

  • Valid Enhanced DBS on the Update Service
  • Full UK Driving Licence, and access to a vehicle
  • Flexible to work Day, Evening, and Night Shifts – (8am-15.30pm, 13.30pm-21.30pm and 21.00pm-8.30am)
  • Previous Accommodation Support Worker Experience, or Homelessness experience
  • Health and Safety knowledge, and First Aid (Desirable)
  • Supporting families and single people, who are in temporary accommodation
  • Excellent people skills, being able to talk to children and families and senior professionals

Employee Benefits

  • Reed Reward Benefits and Discounts
  • Flexible Payment Options i.e. PAYE / Umbrella and Ltd options
  • Weekly Pay, with Online Timesheet system
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