Housing Related Support Officer
Housing Related Support Officer x 2 posts
Scale 4 £24,948 - £28,371 per annum
Post 1: 37 hours per week - Permanent
Post 2: 25 hours per week – Maternity Cover for 12 months
Please indicate in your application if you would like to be considered for one or both posts.
This role is an Essential Car User post and will receive payments based on the Council’s Essential Car User policy
The Housing Enablement Team (HET) are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable individual to provide housing related support to patients in hospital in order to assist them to be safely discharged home or into new accommodation.
Your role will be to provide short-term case management and organise support services for individuals and families to enable discharge. You will support patients to secure and move into independent accommodation or to return home, assisting with the practicalities of moving. You will supply food parcels and heaters, assist with utilities and provide practical benefit/income support. You will also be required to visit properties to assess their state for discharge and arrange and meet with contractors in order to facilitate cleaning or clearances of cluttered properties.
You will have previous experience of working within a support, care or housing setting dealing with vulnerable people with a range of support needs, undertaking basic assessments, support planning, carrying out 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 benefits from hybrid working. You will be based from home or from office space located at the Leicester Royal Infirmary (LRI). The post will cover the three UHL hospitals (LRI, Glenfield & Leicester General), all Community Hospitals in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland, the Bradgate Mental Health Unit, the Mental Health Rehabilitation Units and the Mental Health services for Older Persons (MHSOP) wards.
You must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS check and have a vehicle, full driving licence and business insurance to be able to travel around Leicester City, Leicestershire County and Rutland in order to undertake duties.
Job Description and Person Specification
Benefits of working with us include a local government pension scheme, exciting career opportunities, flexible working including a flexi-time scheme. To find out more, click on the link below Employee benefits
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Shanice Senghor, Senior Housing Enablement Officer on 07825256481 or Kyle Richardson, Housing Enablement Team Leader on 07717803309
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Closing date: 13th April 2023
Interview date: 21st April 2023
Blaby District Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all, and we welcome applications from all diversities. We are committed to the employment and career development of disabled people and those in the Armed Forces, and therefore as a Disability Confident Employer and to show that we commit to the Armed Forces Covenant, we offer a Guaranteed Interview Scheme. Further information can be found on our jobs page.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.