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Housing Support Officer

  • Location:

    East Sussex

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £11.50 - £12.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JR119_1605200955

  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-12-12

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Housing Support Officer

Housing Support Officer

We are recruiting Floating Support Officers to join a busy team providing housing support and mental health support to vulnerable adults in Brighton and Hove.

Southdown Homelessness Prevention & Mental Health Support Services work with clients to prevent homelessness through tenancy sustainment and to build resilience in managing mental health challenges whilst living independently.

The successful candidates will be passionate about preventing homelessness with an understanding of the barriers to securing and sustaining accommodation for those on low incomes and support needs. You will ideally have experience of supporting people with a range of support needs, including mental ill health and the ability to demonstrate a willingness to challenge stigma and stereotypes, assisting clients to live independently and to achieve their goals and ambitions.

During the pandemic, Southdown has temporarily changed the way that roles are carried out. Whilst some home working is required, candidates are also expected to be able to undertake the elements of their role that cannot be completed from home. The successful candidate will be required to:

* Work from home (including access to an internet connection).
* Attend a socially distanced office environment when required upon commencement and/or
* Be available to work out in the community with clients whilst adhering to social distancing guidelines and Covid safe practices from the date that employment commences.
* Upon receipt of satisfactory DBS and reference checks, candidates will be contacted by their manager to agree a reasonable start date. Candidates should be available to carry out the tasks described above in full from that date.
* Flexibility, resourcefulness and resilience are therefore essential to the role.
* Be a driver with access to a car for work purpose