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Housing Support Worker – Renfrew (RENHSW0719)

Last updated: 10.45am, by Jackie Brown

Housing Support Worker – Renfrew

28 hours per week

Salary scale: £20,475 - £21,537 (pro rata)

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.

Renfrew project delivers housing support to service users 21 years and over within a residential setting and a support/ housing assistant model. There are 17 flats split across 2 buildings in close location to each other. The service is staffed 24 hours a day by housing assistants. Support is on a needs led basis while at the project and can be delivered for up to 8 weeks after service user’s move to their own tenancies.

You will have an SVQ3 qualification in social care. Other essentials include: experience of working with vulnerable people, addiction issues and challenging behaviour; effective written and verbal communication; knowledge of homelessness issues; and, above all, the determination to make a difference in the lives of our service users.

The successful applicant will join a team of Support Staff who will be skilled to support all areas relating to tenancy sustainment, including:

• Independent Living Skills; Cooking, budgeting, benefits, cleaning, dealing with forms, reporting repairs and paying rent;
• Interpersonal Skills; Living in communities, door control, dealing with difficult neighbours;
• Personal Issues; Sexual health, relationships, substance awareness, physical & mental health;
• Occupation of Time; Education, training, employment, leisure activities, outward bound.

This service’s main aim is to support tenancy sustainment and to reduce repeat homelessness. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting service user’s at the project then moving them into their own tenancy and helping to sustain these.

The post will involve four shifts per week between 08:00 and 20:00 and will involve weekend working.

If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.

In return, we will offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.

To apply, please visit www.btha.org.uk/items/BTHA-Jobs to download the application pack with reference RENHSW0719

The closing date for submission of completed application forms is 12 noon on Monday 22 July 2019.

Forms can be submitted electronically to recruitment@btha.org.uk or by post to
Blue Triangle (Glasgow) Housing Association,
3rd Floor, 100 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7HU.

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