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Senior Support Worker - Early Doors Early Intervention Service

Contract:
Permanent
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
South Wales
Location:
Bridgend
Salary description:
£19, 566 per annum
Posted:
12/12/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
855SSW


Senior Support Worker - Early Doors Early Intervention Service

Reports To: Assistant Manager/Project Manager

Term: Permanent

Based At: Bridgend

Salary: £19, 566 per annum

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm with flexibility

Closing Date: 14 Dec 2018 12:00PM

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

This service is designed so that private sector landlords or agents acting on their behalf have access to a service where they can refer their tenants for support. This service will support the preventative objectives of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014. The aim is to provide early intervention before the risk of homelessness at 56 days as set out in the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. The service will intervene to prevent a need for statutory intervention by the Housing department. The project is funded through the Supporting People Programme Grant and is required to meet the Welsh Government’s National Outcomes Framework. The Framework’s four main aims are:

* Promoting Personal and Community Safety

* Promoting Independence and Control

* Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control

* Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of Role

* To expand the service, developing relationships with landlords and agents, with a view to developing a support service frequently used by private rented sector landlords operating within the Bridgend borough

* To support private rented sector tenants who fall into difficulty in managing their tenancy, with the aim of preventing homelessness

* To act as the face and access point to the service and develop relationships with landlord agents, acting as a link between landlord / agent and tenants.

* To creatively look to increase referrals into the scheme from private rented sector landlords and agents, and increase the number of tenants who have signed consent to be part of the scheme

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of current Homelessness Law, Tenancy Law and DWP Benefits, and the current legal framework within which you are expected to work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the private rented sector, lettings agencies and/or tenancies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how complex needs, such as substance misuse or mental health, can affect individuals and their vulnerability.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how your personal life can have positive and negative impacts on your own performance and attendance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the need for professional boundaries.

Experience

  • Experience of working with individuals with complex needs.
  • Experience of the private rented sector (this can be from a personal perspective).
  • Experience of positively promoting a service with potential clients would be beneficial
  • Experience of monitoring and recording systems.
  • Experience of working with diverse people in a non-judgemental way.
  • Experience of effectively dealing with challenging situations whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Experience of professionally and effectively representing the wishes and best interests of Service Users and the organisation whilst building beneficial relationships with a range of agencies.
  • Experience of lone working on own initiative and without close supervision.
  • Experience of organising resources and prioritising workloads to meet deadlines.

Other

  • Driving licence and own vehicle essential.
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Interview date: 21st December 2018

Induction details: All Wallich staff are required to attend a 5 day induction at the commencement of their employment in Cardiff.

To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
15/12/2018

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