Support Worker

Are you looking for a rewarding job where you can make a real and positive difference every day? GreenSquareAccord is looking for someone who will be committed to making a real impact upon their Homeless service in West Bromwich

Clients are currently both male and female, aged 18 years plus

The scheme has 20 beds and supports people with an offending background or homeless people who may not have offended in the past but are at risk of offending due to their current vulnerable housing situation. The scheme aims to reduce re-offending through the delivery of high-quality accommodation and intensive housing management.

Shifts – Mon-Fri – 7am-3pm or 1pm -9pm

What you will get:

  • Pension contribution
  • Free DBS check
  • Free Uniforms
  • Full induction, on-going training, support to gain qualifications and career progression
  • Free telephone counselling service
  • Refer a friend £250 reward scheme
  • In your new role, you will:

  • Support clients to settle into their new accommodation, completing all necessary paperwork, managing rent accounts, completing Support plans and Risk management plan, supporting and advising clients to apply for Housing Benefit (where eligible), managing arrears, supporting clients with housing applications for Move On Accommodation, accepting and processing repairs requests, overseeing repairs contractors on site, and undertaking necessary health & safety inspections
  • Inspect void properties, arranging for any refurbishment works, minimising void episodes and ensuring an effective lettings process
  • Provide intensive, high level practical support in response to crisis/relapse in partnership with other agencies
  • Support the Scheme Manager / Deputy Scheme Manager in developing GreenSquareAccord`s ambitions to promote a Psychologically Informed Environment
  • Developing service users independent living skills, and opportunities to learn, work and take part in health promoting and social activities
  • Supporting clients to stay safe and secure in their homes and in their communities
  • Supporting clients to access relevant health and social care services
  • Promoting clients` financial inclusion and take up of benefits
  • You will ideally have:

  • 1 years` experience supporting vulnerable people within a housing or community setting
  • Knowledge of the Criminal justice system
  • Knowledge of housing sector, in particular supported housing, and housing benefits
  • Clear understanding of managing risk of harm and risk of re-offending
  • Understanding and implementation of fairness, equality and diversity activities
  • Knowledge of;

    Disadvantaged vulnerable user groups
    Social welfare and health systems
    Housing & Homelessness
    Welfare benefits

  • The ability to offer advice and guidance
  • The ability to provide practical support that meets clients needs
  • The ability to respond to a crisis whist remaining calm
  • The ability to develop knowledge, skills, and role in a work-related environment
  • GreenSquareAccord Join the team, change a life…

    We are a social housing & care organisation created in order to deliver our purpose of Building Better Lives for our customers. We exist to provide the affordable homes and care services that enable people to achieve their full potential, without having to worry about the quality, affordability and safety of their housing and care. We have a geographical reach from the north east, to the south west of England.

    Applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

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