Settlement Worker / Support Worker

Leamington Spa
17589.00 - 19905.00 GBP Annual + doe
04 Oct 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Settlement Worker / Support Worker

A great opportunity to work for a worthwhile Housing Association

Our client is a registered housing association providing housing and support primarily for single homeless people.

Position: Settlement Worker
Location: Binswood, Warwickshire
Contract: Permanent, full time
Hours: 37.5 per week
Salary: GBP17,589- GBP19,905 dependent on experience

Closing Date: 15th October 2017

About the role:

Following recent successful award of countywide services for Young people they are seeking a settlement worker to join their team.

Their Warwickshire Service is currently made up of 8 accommodation based support services providing focussed support for care leavers, young parents and young people with complex needs. The services are located across the county. Their aim is to assist clients to gain the skills necessary for independent living.

The post holder will take the lead on undertaking comprehensive needs and risk assessments with all clients who apply for accommodation in accordance with the client's allocation procedure. You will also be responsible for:

-Ensuring that all clients who are accepted for accommodation receive an intensive support package including induction taster courses, for the first two weeks of their stay, in partnership with the Learning and Activities Co-ordinators.
-Ensuring that all clients are given the security and support they require in order to maximise their independence, dignity and choice, in accordance with the aims and objectives of the service.
-Providing a structured, personalised resettlement service to every client.
-Supporting clients who have experienced homelessness to move into their own homes in a planned and supported way
-Ensuring that clients who are ready to move on are given the security and support to maximise their independence, dignity and choice, in accordance with the aims and objectives of the service

About you:

If you are hardworking, creative, innovative, able to think outside the box, work well on your own as well as part of a team which delivers positive outcomes and have a real passion for working with their client group then they would love to hear from you.

Experience of using risk management tools in the effective management of supported housing schemes which including positive risk taking is required. You must also be able to demonstrate good people skills in managing complex and difficult situations, and have experience and understanding of working with a diverse and multi-cultural environment. Intermediate level of IT applications and keyboard skills is also necessary.

Experience of link working is desirable, as is knowledge of the Supporting People programme, Housing Association Legislation and of community and volunteer resources.
As an equal opportunities employer, they welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants need an understanding of and should be in sympathy with the Christian Basis of the Organisation.

An Enhanced DBS check will be required for this role

You may have experience of the following: Settlement Worker, Housing Officer, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Customer Service, Housing Team Leader, Supervisor, Not For Profit, Housing Legislation, Estate Management, Management, ASB, Neighbourhood Team Leader, Housing Manager, Tenancy, Safeguarding etc.

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