Housing Support Worker – REF276

  • Job Title: Housing Support Worker
  • Job Location: Birmingham
  • Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 per year
  • Hours: Full-time, Monday to Friday – possible weekends maybe required

Guaranteed interview after successfully completing the following training package within the specified timescale

  • Course Location: Online
  • Course Start Date: 29/06/2020
  • Course Length: 3 Weeks
  • Courses Taken: Digital Skills
  • Interview Date: TBC

Job Description

The Housing Support Worker will manage and provide support for clients in our supported tenancies to maintain their accommodation. They will provide outreach support to homeless people to support them in a pathway out of homelessness and connect clients to social support within the wider community, including recovery groups, walking groups, and other local activities. As a member of the team, the Housing Support Worker will contribute to fulfilling their vision for supporting the needy and helping the community. You will need to have experience and knowledge of the needs of vulnerable people with histories of homelessness, severe alcohol dependency and mental health problems. You will be required to work a rota that includes late evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

To carry out appropriate housing management functions in relation to properties and tenants. To include:

  • assist in setting up new properties
  • liaise with referring agencies and potential tenants to fill tenancies
  • rents collection, including housing benefits applications and management
  • voids management
  • arrange and oversee repairs and maintenance
  • follow warning/eviction procedures where necessary
  • to be part of an on call rota for emergencies/crises
  • to develop new partnerships with other relevant agencies, churches, landlords etc.

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