Job type –Permanent/Full time
Salary – £24,852 per annum (including AW & UWH)
Hours – 35 (plus 5 hours paid lunch)
Location – Richmond / Wandsworth
We are a national social justice charity with more than 50 years’ experience of changing lives, building stronger communities and reducing crime. Last year alone we helped support, house, educate, advise and speak out for 38,000 disadvantaged young people and adults – and you could now help us make an even bigger impact going forward.
Who are we looking for?
A support worker to provide housing related support to vulnerable individuals together with providing housing and property management with the aim of achieving a successful move-on and other measurable outcomes including supporting service users to achieve independence.
Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Engage with actual and potential referral agencies including local authority central access point/gateway services, statutory and voluntary sector agencies in order to generate referrals for the service as required.
.• Plan and deliver an effective support and safety plan with the service user referring to specialist agencies as required. The progressions/outcomes identified, delivered and service user contact should be recorded, monitored, reviewed, and updated regularly and in line with contract requirements.
• Ensure that properties are always adequately equipped, maintained, furnished, and cleaned.
• Maximise rent collection, ensuring successful housing and other welfare benefit claims are submitted and maintained, taking proactive action to minimise rent arrears in line with targets, monitoring the account and recording all actions and where necessary taking appropriate action when arrears arise in line with policy and procedure.
.• Minimise void time by taking a pro-active approach to ensure properties are re-let as soon as possible in line with targets.
Your duties may vary from time to time within the broad remit of your role and grade. You are required to undertake any such reasonable and appropriate duties
Car driver needed
DBS check will be required for this role
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