Temporary Housing Support Worker – Renfrew

  • Part time
  • £18,813 – £20,871 pro-rata
  • Renfrew
  • Closing 12th December 2018


  • Advertised from 28th November 2018
  • 28 hours per week for an initial period of 1Year (to be reviewed after 6 months).

Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the right values to join our service assisting and supporting vulnerable homeless people to achieve better lives.

Renfrew project delivers housing support to service users 21 years and over within a residential setting and a support/ housing assistant model. There are 17 flats split across 2 buildings in close location to each other. The service is staffed 24 hours a day by housing assistants. Support is on a needs led basis while at the project and can be delivered for up to 8 weeks after service user’s move to their own tenancies.

The successful applicant will join a team of Support Staff who will be skilled to support all areas relating to tenancy sustainment, including;

  • Independent Living Skills; Cooking, budgeting, benefits, cleaning, dealing with forms, reporting repairs and paying rent.
  • Interpersonal Skills; Living in communities, door control, dealing with difficult neighbours
  • Personal Issues; Sexual health, relationships, substance awareness, physical & mental health.
  • Occupation of Time; Education, training, employment, leisure activities, outward bound.

This service’s main aim is to support tenancy sustainment and to reduce repeat homelessness. The successful applicant will be responsible for supporting service user’s at the project then moving them into their own tenancy and helping to sustain these.

If successful, you will be required to register with the Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of your start date. After registration, there is a requirement to be qualified and to maintain professional learning.

In return, we’ll offer you excellent learning and development opportunities, competitive annual leave entitlement, pension scheme, access to employee assistance programmes such as counselling, and life assurance.

Please note that the Association is currently conducting a major job evaluation exercise and that all salaries are subject to change following negotiation with our recognised trade union.

Application notes

To apply, please visit btha.org.uk/items/BTHA-Jobs to download the application pack with reference RENHSW1118

The closing date for submission of completed application forms is 12 noon on Wednesday 12 December 2018.

Forms can be submitted electronically to recruitment@btha.org.uk or by post to Blue Triangle (Glasgow) Housing Association, 3rd Floor, 100 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7HU.