Housing Support Worker

Posted 24/04/2024 by Connect Housing

WF13, Dewsbury, Kirklees

Do you want to make a positive difference to the lives of others, delivering housing-related support in a city wide service to prevent homelessness, facilitate sustainment, integration, and promote self-resilience?

We are looking for a self-motivated individual to join our Engage Leeds team.

As a Housing Support Worker you will work alongside colleagues and partners, managing a caseload delivering housing related support to people at risk of homelessness or require support to sustain their accommodation.

At Connect, our values are at the heart of everything we do and our vision is to contribute towards a sustainable and just society. As a Housing Support Worker you will get an opportunity to contribute to our vision first hand. We are looking for a candidate who:

  • has experience of working in a housing / support environment and understands the issues faced by clients with housing support needs.
  • can deliver high quality, customer focused, responsive and accountable support to those accessing the service.
  • can be an effective communicator, be able to influence others, work under their own initiative and under pressure.
  • Ensure service provision is sensitive to the needs of clients, promote empowerment, self-resilience and respect, individual dignity and self-esteem.
  • Assist Team Leaders and Engage Leeds partners to develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders and local community partners.

Benefits of working at Connect Housing:

  • Friendly and lively team
  • 26 days basic holiday + public holidays. This rises with each year of service up to a maximum of 31 days + bank holidays
  • BUPA Health Cash Plan. Get cash back for your dental, optical, podiatry treatment and much more, including cash back on your prescriptions.
  • Employee Assistance Programme: get free confidential advice and support 24/7, with free counselling sessions available too.
  • MyPlace benefits: retail discounts and offers
  • The opportunity to buy and sell annual leave
  • Hybrid working– with IT equipment provided when you’re working from home
  • ongoing training and development and support with role-related professional subscriptions and qualifications
  • Travel season ticket loans
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Group pension scheme with up to 9% matched by employer. Salary sacrifice also available.
  • paid volunteering leave

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for more details.

Please note this is a temporary role with an expected March 2025 end date.

Expected Closing Date: 9 May. Interviews to be held on 21 May.

Please note this listing may close earlier than the stated closing date if sufficient numbers of applications are received therefore we encourage early applications.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds. If you share our values and our enthusiasm, you will fit in well here at Connect!

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