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Housing Support Worker

  • Location:

    Macclesfield

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £12.27 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    5168469_1617727310

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-05-06

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Housing Support Worker

Akton Resourcing has an opening for a Housing Support Worker

JOB PURPOSE
To support households who are placed in Cheshire East's temporary accommodation
under the provisions of the homelessness legislation, assisting them to engage with
other agencies and facilitating there move on to permanent accommodation.
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
1 Manage referrals into temporary accommodation from the Housing Options Team,
to undertake initial tenancy sign ups & assessments of households to determine
their level of support required and complete risk assessments.
2 Provide and deliver a support package with a plan for households which will
enable them to settle into the temporary accommodation and identify barriers to
them obtaining settled accommodation.
3 Work with the Housing Options team and partner agencies to facilitate prompt
move-on into permanent housing.
4 Complete accurate records, inventories and paperwork, including housing benefit
claim forms, and liaise with benefits section to ensure rental payments are
received.
5 Deal with basic building maintenance issues, such as ordering cleaning of vacant
rooms and ordering repairs as needed via liaison with asset management section.
6 Organise removals and storage of household's furniture when required.
Notwithstanding the detail in this job description, in accordance with the Council's
Flexibility Policy the job holder will undertake such work as may be determined by the
Director/Corporate Manager from time to time, up to or at a level consistent with the
Principal Responsibilities of the job and in any location within the Borough of Cheshire
East.