Job Title: Support Worker; Shared Housing Project
Reports to: Project Coordinator
Hours: 35 hours a week
Salary: £17,500 per annum
The project supports service users in the community to become independent and sustain their accommodation in the future by providing accommodation with support for up to a two year period. The project additionally supports people to make more positive lifestyle choices, reduce risky behaviors and address barriers that are holding them back. The project consists of four shared houses within the locality of Swansea, in which there are four/five residents in each. The project offers support and accommodation to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A package of support is tailored to the need of the individual, in conjunction with commissioning requirements. Staff and clients will then work together to apply for independent accommodation via the local move on strategy.
The post includes being responsible for all aspects of managing a tenancy support caseload such as; completing and developing risk assessments, ensuring an outcomes focus, recording progress and next steps, monitoring and measuring client success. This will all be undertaken with a client centred and solution focused approach which places the client at the centre of the service and enables them to sustain accommodation and move on with their life in a positive way. There is a particular emphasis on developing community links with agencies and services that can be accessed and sustained in the longer term once support ceases and this will be an ongoing requirement of the role.
Closing Date: 28th July 2017