Supported Housing Officer (EH/SHO)

We are now looking for a Supported Housing Officer to join our busy teams in Yate and Staple Hill, South Gloucestershire!

This role is a newly developed position, as part of the rough sleeper intuitive. Offering Psychologically informed housing and support to vulnerable adults. We have two 6 Bedroom shared house and one 3 Bedroom shared house, both based in South Gloucestershire. We provide low to medium tailored 1-2-1 support to 14 residents, both men and women between the age of 18 and 65 who are at the risk of homelessness. We support residents to sustain and gain the confidence and skills to successfully maintain their tenancy and to secure permanent housing to enable them to live independently.

Salary: £21,668 – £22,168 per annum

Supported Housing Officer Duties:

  • Monitor and manage rent accounts, ensuring arrears are addressed in line with organisational procedure
  • Establish and maintain trusting relationships with individuals, maintaining regular contact and facilitating a co -produced planned programme of support. establish and maintain trusting relationships with individuals, maintaining regular contact and facilitating a co -produced planned programme of support
  • Deliver welfare benefits and budgeting advice to individuals to ensure their income is maximised and financial resilience and capacity increased
  • Assist individuals to identify and access appropriate move on accommodation
  • Promote opportunities and encourage the raising of aspirations of the individuals you support in education, training and employment
  • Supported Housing Officer Requirements:

  • Experience and understanding of housing management issues including rent collection, void management, property maintenance and ASB
  • Working knowledge of the welfare benefits system
  • Experience of assessing the strengths, support needs and risk of vulnerable people and facilitate a co -produced programme of support
  • Good level of IT literacy, experience of operating case management systems and ability to carry out own administrative workload.
  • Up to date knowledge of Safeguarding and Protection from Abuse strategies as they relate to children and adults, with the ability to identify risk, including how and when to report concerns
  • Experience of promoting equality of opportunity and resident empowerment
  • Experience and understanding of the causes of homelessness
  • Full driving license and access to your own vehicle.
  • Supported Housing Officer Benefits:

  • 25 days annual holiday rising to 30 days.
  • Access to training and career development through Elim Skills Academy
  • Company pension.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Annual bonus.
  • Health cash plan, which includes discounts to a wide range of shops and services.