Housing Support Worker

National Schizophrenia Fellowship
£16,701 - £18,747
10 Mar 2018
24 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Housing Support Worker

Location: Staffordshire

Salary (pro rata): £16,701 to £18,747

Total hours per week: 30

Rethink Mental Illness are recruiting for a Housing Support Worker to work within our housing services in Cheadle and Leek. As a Housing Support Worker you will provide a supportive home environment that paves the way to greater independence and recovery. We help people to maintain their tenancy as well as providing access to social activities, further education, employment and training.

About the role

As Mental Health Recovery Worker you will provide valuable tenancy support and information as well as helping individuals to develop basic living skills, regain control of their lives and manage their homes appropriately.The successful candidate will be responsible for liaising with partner agencies, housing providers and voluntary organisations to signpost tenants to services and facilities that are right for them.

About you

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the ability to develop and maintain constructive relationships with tenants, carers, partner agencies and service providers. We're looking for a great relationship builder, working directly with the people who use our services. With a good understanding of mental illness and housing experience, gained either through work or personal experience – you will also be qualified to NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent). Good communication, IT and organisational skills are essential.

This is post is for 30 hours per week which is negotiable between the hours of 9-5 Monday to Fridays. For an informal chat about the role, please contact Sarah Lockley or Kylie Snell on ************

What we offer

· Competitive Salary

· Contributory Pension Scheme

· Life Assurance

· 33 days Annual leave including statutory/bank holiday

· Childcare Vouchers Scheme

· Where appropriate paid eye test plus up to £55 towards the cost of new glasses or lenses

·Excellent Career Development Opportunities

Don’t forget to check out our You Tube channel to find out more about our values, culture and what it’s like to work at Rethink Mental Illness or visit our website

The closing date for this post is Sunday 01 April 2018

We will not be working with recruitment agencies on these roles so please do not make contact

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be eligible to work in the UK, and provide proof of this (i.e. a passport/visa)

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Charity is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our HR Shared Service team on ************* or email ********************** to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original timeframe.

We are passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities

This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/80410859

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