Knowledge of Money Advice work, Housing Advice, Employment Advice and Welfare Benefits Advice is essential, as well as good communication, casework and I.T. skills.
Key work areas and tasks:
·Work as part of the triage team to allocate clients to volunteer Advisers as appropriate.
·Assist, support and oversee the General Advisers in: -
Their use of the Citizens Advice Information System to find, interpret and communicate the relevant information to their clients.
Researching and exploring options and implications so that clients can make informed decisions.
Acting for the client where necessary by calculating, negotiating, drafting or writing letters and telephoning.
Negotiating with third parties such as statutory and non-statutory bodies as appropriate.
Referring internally or to other specialist agencies as appropriate.
Ensuring that all work conforms to the bureau's Office Manual and Quality Standards at the appropriate level.
Maintaining detailed case records for the purpose of continuity of casework, information retrieval, statistical monitoring and report preparation.
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Other duties and responsibilities
The Supported Housing Worker role requires assisting in the management of the development thus ensuring the tenants are able to enjoy an acceptable standard of living in an environment which is clean, safe and friendly. You will be responsible for overseeing the wellbeing of the tenants and for assisting them in maintaining their independence.
As housing care worker your role will involve working with our tenants to ensure they receive the support and personal care identified in their care plans. You will directly support tenants in their homes by providing individual advice, practical housing support assistance and personal care.
Both roles are to ensure that we are able to offer the best service to our tenants and make it possible for our tenants to continue enjoying as much independent living as they’re able.
As well as a competitive annual salary, our valued team also benefits from:
competitive hourly rates of £9.00 - £9.47 per hour;
guaranteed rota hours working between 7.30 am & 10pm
generous annual leave entitlement;
a choice of pension scheme with employer contributions;
flexible working policies;
access to extensive paid training and development opportunities; and
a supportive and inclusive culture.
We also have opportunities with our Trust Staff Agency - for employees who want to work across different locations, in various roles, with highly flexible hours to suit family commitments - it's a great opportunity with the same training and development that our other roles benefit from.
Previous experience working in social care or the housing sector would be an advantage but this is not always necessary. Our ideal candidate is someone with enthusiasm, a caring nature and willingness to learn as full training, support and ongoing development will be provided.