Housing Support Worker
  • Employer: Peabody
  • Reference: P/22/212315
  • Published: Thu 22/09/2022, 10:39 AM
  • Closing on: Thu 06/10/2022, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £19,463 pro rata
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Braintree, Essex

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Housing Support Worker

Peabody are looking for two full time, permanent Housing Support Workers to work in our Braintree Interim Accommodation for single people and families, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

You will ideally have a good knowledge of housing and welfare benefits, risk assessments and support planning processes, safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children, able to promote independent living skills, advice and guidance around tenancy management, employment, education and training. 

Good communication skills and computer skills are vital, as is the ability to keep accurate records, work as part of a team and manage a caseload.

Please note there is no personal care required for this role. This a fast pace support role which will include (but not limited to) voids (void flushes, Health & Safety, checking alarms), property inspections, organising liaison meetings, management of rent accounts and liaising with councils.

You will work as part of a rolling rota covering the hours of 8am - 7pm Monday to Friday including Bank Holidays. You may be required to work across various sites, so you will require a flexible approach to working.

There are also opportunities to work in other schemes and so increase your earnings.

In return, we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays.
  • Sick pay.
  • Paid DBS (roles that require enhanced checks will include both the child and adult barring checks).
  • Peabody offers a variety of different types of roles and encourages staff development and progression.
  • Paid Induction Training and support to complete the Care Certificate (if required for the role).
  • 24/7 access to a confidential employee assistance programme line.
  • Up to 4% pension contribution matched 1:1.
  • Flexible benefits of 1% of salary with a minimum of £300.
  • Spot Bonus awards.
  • Long Service awards.
  • Paid Mileage at 45p per mile (as applicable).

 

At Peabody, where possible, we provide flexible working opportunities from day one to our employees, as we recognise the importance of a good work-life balance; and to improve our productivity and performance, we embrace agile working, which means if you are in a desk based role, that will be a hybrid of office and home working. If your role is in a client facing environment, appropriate base location will apply.

Our mission is to help people make the most of their lives and an important part of this is to ensure that our organisation reflects the wider communities we serve. We want to attract recruit and retain a diverse, inclusive and creative workforce to give us the best opportunity to meet the diverse needs of our residents and customers. We actively encourage applications from all groups and communities, as well as from BAME, LGBTQ+ and disabled people.

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