Our client, a highly respected public sector organisation based in Barrhead, require a Supported Accommodation Officer on a temporary basis for approximately 2 months. The salary for the role is £13.49 per day. Working 37 hours per week shift based 5 days out of 7.

Main purpose of role:
To provide supervision, support, advice, and assistance to homeless applicants, during their occupancy of temporary accommodation.

Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • The provision of housing support such as helping to develop independent living skills; assistance with form completion; and basic welfare benefit and housing advice
  • Provide moral and emotional support and assistance as and when required
  • Liaison with a variety of departments such as Education and Social Work, addressing the needs of the individual and their family
  • Link residents and tenants with other service providers such as Voluntary organisations
  • Supervising the property and surrounding area
  • Monitoring residents to ensure adherence to the tenancy conditions
  • Undertaking inventories when tenants arrive and depart
  • Checking in new residents including completion of the tenancy agreements and Housing Benefit forms
  • Arranging repairs and furniture replacements
  • To valet the flats to the appropriate standard when a resident departs
  • Undertake administrative duties as directed by line management
  • Keep the Senior Supported Accommodation Officer continuously informed on all aspects of the role and of any difficulties or problems that arise
  • Key Skills and Requirements:

  • SVQ 3 Social Care or equivalent level qualification meeting the registration requirements for Housing Support with SSSC
  • Experience of working with people with dependency and/or mental health problems or other vulnerable client groups
  • Knowledge of statutory and voluntary resources available to homeless people
  • Experience of working in a housing environment and/or of resettlement work
  • General understanding of welfare benefits
  • Experience of interviewing and the provision of advice and assistance
  • Sound IT skills
  • Experience of using MS windows packages
  • Ability to work to own initiative and under own supervision
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to plan and organise workload
  • Self motivated, diplomatic and sensitive
  • Flexible approach to work to meet demands of service
  • Able to cover additional hours in event of holidays and sickness
  • Able to carry out valets to properties during voids
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