Housing & Support Officer - Higher Needs
Respect, empowerment, responsibility and excellence. These are our values and they guide all we do. Transform Housing & Support helps people to reach their goals and live independent and fulfilling lives. We provide housing, support and care for more than 2,000 people each year, in Surrey, West Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire and south west London. Transform is a place where people make a difference to our clients, feel valued and have fun.
Position: Housing & Support Officer
Location: Walton-on-Thames (KT12)
Job type: Full time, 24 Month Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 39 hours per week
Salary: £21,250 per annum + £1,500 pa extra responsibility allowance + sleep in allowances + benefits
About the role:
Our Elmbridge team delivers services to a diverse client group including young people, people with learning disabilities or mental health problems, and people with a history of homelessness.
Acting as a key worker to named clients, you will be involved in everything from assisting clients to acquire daily living skills and play an active role in their own futures, liaising with professionals from a variety of agencies, day to day property management, making applications for welfare and housing benefits and maintaining accurate and up to date records, so you can expect plenty of variety.
Ideally you will have six months’ experience of working with at least one of the client groups supported by the team, as well as knowledge of supported housing and the benefits system. Above all, you must be keen to learn fast and make a real difference, be highly organised, methodical and team-spirited.
Open to trainees
No experience of working in Supported Housing?
Don’t be put off – if you have the desire and aptitude for helping people change their lives, we will be able to consider taking you on initially as a Trainee. (Starting salary £20,000 pa + sleep in allowances + benefits.)
Enhanced DBS clearance will also be required.
You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Housing, Vulnerable People, Charities, Social Worker, Community Development, Volunteer, Housing Support Worker, Challenging Behaviour, Third Sector, Residential Care Worker, Charity, Voluntary Sector etc.