Housing Related Support Officer
£22,627 to £25,991 (pro rata)
18.5 Hours per week
This role is an Essential Car User post and will receive payments based on the Council’s Essential Car User policy
This post is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2022. The role is based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary and covers all three UHL hospitals.
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.
You will be based at the Leicester Royal Infirmary but will be required to work across the three UHL hospitals of the LRI, Glenfield Hospital and Leicester General Hospital.
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.
Benefits of working with us include a local government pension scheme, exciting career opportunities and flexible working including a flexi-time scheme.
To find out more about the job and what it is like to work for us, please contact Kyle Richardson, Housing Enablement Team Leader on 0771 7803309 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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Should you have any technical issues when applying, please call the Human Resources team on 0116 2727517.
Closing date: Midnight 08/11/2021
Interview date: 17/11/2021
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.