Job Title: Shift Supported Housing Officer
Post Number: 000792
Salary: Grade 4 (£22,401 – 24,657) pro rata for hours worked plus shift enhancements and essential car user allowance
Working Hours: 31.5 hour average working week (equivalent to 42 hours pay with shift enhancements) over a 5 week rota working various shifts
Location: Stevenage Town
Contract: 1 x fixed term until end 26th July 2019 (to cover maternity leave)
The Heart of a Town Lies in its People and at Stevenage Borough Council our people are at the heart of what we do.
As a Supported Housing Officer you will work as part of a team responding to emergency calls from older and vulnerable people living in the community and in independent living/flexicare Housing Schemes.
You will visit Careline and Community Support users and independent living/flexicare housing residents to enable them to maintain their independence for as long as possible and will be responsible for assessing and installing Careline alarm equipment (training will be given).
You will have an understanding of older and/or vulnerable people and their needs. You will have excellent communication skills and the ability to work on your own initiative with minimum supervision. A working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages is essential.
This service operates 24/7 and you will therefore need to be flexible. You will be required to work shifts, including earlies, lates, nights, weekends and bank holidays. You must have use of a vehicle which must have business insurance cover in order for you to be able to carry out your duties. A mileage allowance will be payable.
Uniform is provided.
This post will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service
Previous applicants need not apply.
For an informal discussion, please contact Kelly Potts or Barbara Sweetman on 01438 242037/2245.
For an application pack and to apply online, please visit www.stevenage.gov.uk/vacancies
Applications must be returned by end of Friday 14th September 2018.
Please note that Stevenage Borough Council cannot accept CV’s, all applications must be made on the Council’s standard application form which can be found at the above link.
Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by the Hertfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Safe Staffing Handbook 2010.
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