Housing Support Coordinator – Lightbulb
£22,627 - £25,911 per annum
Fixed Term for 12 months, Full Time (37 hours per week)
Based at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
Lightbulb is a partnership programme supported by the seven District Councils in Leicestershire and Leicestershire County Council. It brings together a range of practical housing support into a single point of access or referral. The overall ambition is to maximise the contribution that housing support can play in keeping vulnerable people independent in their homes.
The Housing Support Coordinator role will work with individuals in need to identify and access a range of housing support solutions that will enable them to remain independent and healthy in their home. You will be visiting and assessing service users in their homes in Hinckley and Bosworth area mainly, but there will be times when you may need to work in other areas.
You will work closely with specialists within the Lightbulb team (including occupational therapists, grant officers, technical officers and adaptations officers); facilitating a holistic approach to housing support and supporting their work by offering individuals access to a wider range of housing support services.
You will have a wide range of experience in working with vulnerable adults and experience of working with key stakeholders and partners to get the best outcome for service users.
You will have experience of working in a housing, health or social care setting (including experience in the voluntary sector with this focus).
Ability to manage a varied and complex caseload and to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines.
You must be willing to complete the Trusted Assessor Training, this will require attending formal training courses and on the job coaching. A certificate will be issued on completion.
The post is primarily based at Hinckley but you may need to be based at any of the District or Borough Council Offices. This position will initially, in line with current government guidance, be based from home and this is likely to be the case for the foreseeable future. If and when government guidelines change the role may revert to being office based for some of the time.
Benefits of working with us include a local government pension scheme, exciting career opportunities, flexible working including a flexi-time scheme and out of town offices with free car parking and cycle bays.
To find out more about the job and what it is like to work for us, please contact Jackie Boam, Senior Housing Support Co-ordinator on 07816974126 or Tara Bhaur, Lightbulb Service Manager on 0116 272 7687 for an informal discussion.
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.
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Closing date: Midnight 5th May 2021
Interview date: 18th May 2021
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 under the Disability Confident Scheme. You just need to let us know on the application form. Please note, there may be occasions where it may not be appropriate to interview all applicants under this scheme, this may be due to high number of applications or seasonal high peak times, however the recruiting manager will select the applicant who best meets the essential criteria of the job profile.