Housing Support Worker - Ref: CH02621

Walsall, West Midlands
Salary G5: £20.903 - £24.491 pro rata to hours worked.
29 Jul 2021
10 Aug 2021
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Job Type
Housing, Social care
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Fixed Term Contract
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Housing Support Worker - Ref: CH02621
Salary G5: £20.903 - £24.491 pro rata to hours worked.
Part time- 18.5 hours per week. This is a budgeted Fixed term position for 12 months. 

Providing the ‘Right Help and the Right Time’ to children, young people and their families here in Walsall is at the heart of everything we do.

We have an exciting opportunity for 2 part-time Housing Support Workers to join the Transition and Leaving Care Service. 

What is the job role?

  • To provide housing related support to young people that have left care and entering into independence. 
  • To enable them to maintain their tenancies and to achieve their aspirations for independent living.
  • The duties will be determined by the individual needs of the users being supported. The context in which support is provided may vary according to the users’ living environment and may include site-based support, housing management and support or floating support.

Who are we looking for?

  • Are you committed in making sure the right support is provided to young people to provide the best life changes and opportunities for their future?
  • Do you have the skills and abilities to understand their presenting needs and characteristics of children, young people, and their families?
  • Are you a good communicator and have the ability to work on your own initiative with a ‘can do attitude’?
  • Are you ready for a new challenge, in a busy but rewarding environment?
  • Are you experienced working with vulnerable children, young people and their families, working in a multi-disciplinary setting and hold the relevant level 3 qualification and have substantial experience of working with children, young people and families in a relevant field, including social care, health or educational setting?

If YES, then we would like to hear from you.

For more information about this role, please contact Rani Mann (rani.mann@walsall.gov.uk), Samantha Hanson (samantha.hanson@walsall.gov.uk) or Pal Kaur (pal.kaur@walsall/gov.uk) on 01922 650555 option 2. 

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

View Job Description and Employee Specification

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.  

Closing date: Tuesday 10th August 2021

Interview date: Thursday 19th August 2021

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