Peabody are looking for Housing Support Worker to join their team based in our Laindon supported housing hostels, for single people and families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. You will be working on a part time, permanent basis (30 hours per week) in return, you will receive a competitive rate of £19, per annum.

Basildon Temporary Housing service has 36 properties for households who are at risk of homelessness or have been homeless. We work with young people, single adults and families. Some will move on to social housing whilst others may be found intentionally homeless and will move to the private rented sector.

About the Housing Support Worker role:

You will form part of the 24 hours, 7 days a week rolling rota. This includes some early starts and sleep in duties per week so you will require a flexible approach to working.

You will provide a support service to meet the needs of licensees whilst they live within the service consisting of 10 self-contained flats, 7 bungalows and 19 bedsit rooms with shared facilities within Laindon, Basildon. The team works closely with Basildon Borough Council to facilitate move-on into appropriate accommodation.

Key Responsibilities as our Housing Support Worker:

  • Providing/offering support to an individual tenant consistent with the Peabody principles
  • Promoting the integration of the tenant into the local community
  • Ensuring that the tenant’s needs are met by liaising with other organisations
  • Ensuring that the participation of the tenant in the management of all household tasks
  • Taking an active part in tenant involvement
  • Assisting in the coordination of shift activities
  • Participating and contributing to own appraisal and supervision sessions
  • What we’re looking for in our Housing Support Worker:

  • Good knowledge of welfare benefits, Risk assessments, support planning processes, and safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children
  • Able to promote independent living skills, advice and guidance around tenancy management, employment education, and training
  • Good communication skills and computer skills are vital
  • Ability to keep accurate records and manage a caseload
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • In return, we will offer you a range of benefits which include:

    Peabody offers its staff a range of benefits, including paid annual leave, sick pay and job specific training. There are also opportunities to work in other schemes and so increase your earnings.

    Closing Date : 5pm, Wednesday 25th May

    If you are passionate about people and are up for the challenge of becoming our Housing Support Worker , we are keen to hear from you.

    At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, an appropriate base location will apply.

    Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.

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