Housing Support Worker – Complex Needs x3

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Housing Support Worker - Complex Needs x3
HALIFAX
Contract / Temporary

Halifax TCL 0008 9E10 / 1

Posted: 12th March 2024 15:39
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  • Pay Rate:

    £12.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2 months

  • HALIFAX,

    HX1 4RX

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Housing Support Worker - Complex Needs x3

Reference no: Halifax TCL 0008 9E10 / 1

Pay Rate: £12.18 per hour PAYE

37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2 months

City: HALIFAX

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

Hybrid working

Post 1 - Work with people who have fled DA and have drug/alcohol/Mental Health needs. The role is to support people to maintain their current Temporary Accommodation which supporting them to find more permanent accommodation. There is an emphasis on supporting people with recovery from DA trauma and their complex needs and supporting people to keep safe through a coordinated approach to Risk Assessing (DRAMM & MARAC and accessing Partner agencies). 2 Months.

Post 2 - Work with People who have fled DA and have drug/alcohol/mental Health needs. The role is to support people to maintain their refuge Temporary Accommodation while supporting them to find more permanent accommodation. There is an emphasis on supporting people with recovery from DA trauma and their complex needs and supporting people to keep safe through a coordinated approach to Risk Assessing (DRAMM & MARAC and accessing partner agencies). As the postholder is based at Refuge, this post is open to female applicants only. 2 Months.

Post 3 - Work with people which can include families who have fled DA. The role is to support people to maintain their current Temporary Accommodation while supporting them to find more permanent accommodation. There is an emphasis on supporting people with recovery from their DA trauma Supporting people to keep safe through a coordinated approach to Risk Assessing (DRAMM & MARAC and accessing partner agencies). 6 Weeks.

Key Responsibilities

  • Act as a keyworker to a small number of clients staying in safe accommodation who have complex needs. This includes providing intensive flexible support to people with multiple issues including drug/alcohol and mental health issues but with a focus on domestic abuse.
  • Assess and identify needs, co-producing support plans with service users based on a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach taking the lead co-ordination role where necessary.
  • Complete comprehensive risk/safety assessments and plans in line with relevant Safeguarding policies and procedures including the DASH risk assessment, ensuring that safeguarding practice is embedded within working practices to effectively support those at risk.
  • Advise and assist clients to obtain the benefits payments, health and social care to which they may be entitled. This may include attending appointments with clients and advocating for them when needed.
  • Ensure that residents comply with licence agreements and initiate action when a breach of the agreement occurs, including collecting charges due for residents and strive to ensure that arrears do not accrue.
  • Attend relevant meetings including MARAC, as well as plan and arrange specific case meetings and reviews e.g. MDT’s (Multi-Disciplinary Team Meetings) and act as ‘Lead professional’ where appropriate, understanding the barriers clients may face and promoting a flexible response.
  • Assist clients to secure and move into settled accommodation and to understand their responsibilities as tenants and how to sustain their tenancy, ensuring that continued support is in place where appropriate.
  • Work using a trauma informed approach, prioritising the emotional safety and wellbeing of the client.
  • Liaise with the Housing Options Team and provide information necessary to determine the Council’s duties under homelessness legislation, and make the statutory decision to bring any homelessness duty to an end.
  • Ensure that case records (both written and electronic) are comprehensive, accurate and up to date.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Qualifications:

  • Level 3 qualification in Social Care, Health, Housing, other Level 3 qualification together or proven relevant experience
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle for work purpose

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of domestic abuse and how it impacts adults

Experience:

  • Experience of working directly with adults who have experienced multiple disadvantage
  • Experience of working with people with drug or alcohol or mental health needs
  • Experience of housing support work
  • Experience of multi-agency working
  • Experience of working in a strengths based approach

Skills & Abilities:

  • Demonstrable interpersonal skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrable organisational skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proven ability to use IT packages including standard Microsoft Office software

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Job Ref: Halifax TCL 0008 9E10 / 1
Housing Support Worker - Complex Needs x3
Client Category: Local Authority

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Housing Support Worker - Complex Needs x3
Client Category: Local Authority

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