Housing Advice Worker

Ealing, London

Job Summary

  • Job Reference: HB1409_1631634711
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Date Posted: 2021-09-14
  • Location: Ealing, London
  • Job Status: FullTime
  • Closing Date: 2021-11-13
  • Tradewind Social Care Recruitment

Tradewind are currently recruiting for a full time Housing Advice Worker, to work within Ealing & Hillingdon. The service provides support to ex-offenders with the aim of preventing tenancy breakdown, improving quality of life and promoting independence.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working within a Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM time frame. Cover is required until October 2021, with a possibility of extension. The successful candidate will be based within the Probation Office for part of the week and then working from home for the remainder.

The purpose of the Housing Advice worker role is to provide advice and guidance to offenders aged 18 plus following an assessment of the clients support needs, particularly focusing on their housing, employment and financial needs. In this position, you will be working with clients with complex needs including ex-offenders and mental health issues.

In this position, you will be required to;

  • To produce comprehensive and high quality assessments on the clients support needs, particularly their housing, employment and financial needs, and accordingly follow the most suitable pathway
  • Work with services users on a brief intervention basis to advice and support them to sustain or obtain accommodation, and to assist them in improving quality of life and moving towards independence
  • Proactively liaise, communicate and negotiate with internal and external specialists and external agencies in order to maximise client support services, resources and funding
  • Assist service users to develop life skills and partake in meaningful occupation activities to promote increased independence and involvement with the community; this will include delivering workshops to groups of clients on a regular basis.

To apply for this role, you must have;

  • A very strong practical working knowledge of housing legislation, making housing applications, and how to source other forms of accommodation for homeless clients
  • An understanding of working in supported housing or floating support services; with a demonstrable knowledge of Housing and other related Legislation.
  • An understanding of the principles of assessment and risk, planned support, key working, goal setting, and advocacy with vulnerable people
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice sector is a bonus
  • Experience of managing complex and difficult situations in relation to vulnerable client group(s)
  • To be considered, candidates must have previous experience in a similar role.

**Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible**

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