Housing Related Support Officer
GBP 22,021 to GBP 25,295
22 Hours per week
Your role will be to provide housing related support to patients being discharged from hospital, promote holistic recovery and enable independent living and social inclusion.
To provide case management and organise support services for individuals and families to prevent homelessness, increase self-reliance and build capacity to live independently. To support service users/patients to secure and move into independent accommodation, assisting with the practicalities of moving.
To encourage and support tenants to live as fully and independently as possible within the local community, providing information, emotional, organisational and practical support and training as appropriate.
You will have previous experience of working within a support or care setting dealing with vulnerable people with a range of support needs, undertaking assessments, support planning, formulating action plans and reporting outcomes.
You will also have an understanding of issues facing vulnerable people (including those with mental health issues) with housing related support needs including dependency needs, tenancy sustainment, homelessness and general life skills.
This post is based within the Bradgate Mental Health Unit and will occasionally require you to cover the three UHL sites (LRI, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General)
Please note that this job requires the post holder to visit different wards, which may be some distance from each other and attend meetings at various different locations in the hospitals and community.
Benefits of working with us include a local government pension scheme, exciting career opportunities, flexible working including a flexi-time scheme, childcare vouchers. To find out more, click on the links below: Working for us and Employee benefits
If you would like more information about the role, please contact Kyle Richardson, Housing Enablement Team Leader on 07717803309.
Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. Please note: If you are a disabled applicant and you meet all of the essential criteria of the Job Description and Person Specification you will be guaranteed an interview. You just need to let us know on the application form.
Should you have any technical issues when applying, please call the Human Resources team on 0116 2727517.
Closing date: Midnight 25th November 2019
Interview date: 2nd December 2019