Housing Support Worker – Transition Coach
Location: Leicester – out in the community
Hours: 40 Hours – Working hours are from 8am – 10pm
Shift Pattern: Monday to Sunday, 5 out of 7 days on a rota basis
What`s in it for YOU?
For your hard work and commitment, you will be paid a salary of £23,379, and a very desirable employee package, which includes 6.6 weeks of annual leave plus bank holidays, and massive opportunities for progression.
Are you looking for a new role that will give you a sense of achievement?
I am looking for a Housing Support Worker who has a keen interested in supporting people who are at risk of becoming homeless, suffer with drug and alcohol addiction, and may have been a victim of childhood trauma. You will become part of an amazing team who will support the service users in their journey to allow them to live independently and re-engage within the community. If this sounds like the role for you, I would love to hear from YOU today!
I am in partnership and collaborating with a fantastic national client who are a registered care and support charity, who specialise in delivering homes, services, and innovation for the most disadvantaged communities in the country and provide support to vulnerable adults. They provide the very best service, and they would love your help to continue that process.
Overview of the Role
I am looking for a Housing Support Worker to provide trauma informed support to service users, reporting any safeguarding concerns in line with policies and procedures. To support service users with life skills and empower them to make a positive contribution to society and become self-sufficient; this includes recording case studies that reflect achievements of outcomes.
All Housing Support Workers (Transition Coaches) within the Housing Support Teams are expected to provide coaching, advice, support, and practical measures required to enable positive progression out of homelessness to young people aged 16/25 across all sites liaising strongly with external agencies and specialist internal teams.
- Develop and maintain professional relationships
- Provide support, advice, informal counselling during the `settling in period`
- Induct new service users & coach and promote opportunities with existing service users
- Establish & assess goals with service users
- Coach & motivate to realistically consider their future beyond their stay
- Build strong relationships with external agencies
- Enforce clear boundaries when required – drugs, vandalism, rent arrears, challenging behaviour
Required Skills, Experience, & Knowledge
- Recognised qualification in; substance misuse or criminal justice – mental health, nursing, social work, counselling, psychology also accepted OR significant experience within a similar position
- You need to be resilient, flexible, and adaptable
- Professional or personal experience working with young people or adults with learning disabilities or mental health
1st Stage – Shortlisting & Pre-Screening
In the first stage I personally will review your CV. Should you be successful, I will invite you for a telephone conversation. In this stage, we will have the telephone conversation to discuss your right to work, work history, and suitability for the role.
2nd Stage – Teams Interview
In this stage, you will have an informal interview with the hiring manager.
3rd Stage – Formal Interview
In this stage, you will have a formal interview with the hiring manager.
All applications must be accompanied with an up-to-date CV. If successful, you will be required to have a current DBS on the update service, eligibility of right to work, and your start date will be subject to sufficient references.
If you want to help make a difference to service users and also your career, click apply now! For more information, call 0121 480 8217 and ask for Samuel.