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Housing Support Worker - Your Home Service

  • Full time
  • £21,023 – £22,732
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 1st July 2022

  • Advertised from 10th June 2022
  • JUN20222685


Sacro’s mission is to deliver life-changing services that empower people, give hope and protection, and help to build safe communities.

Sacro in partnership with Right There is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Housing Support Service in Edinburgh. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of this service.

The post holder will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The post holder will also provide support to individuals in a residential Rapid Access Accommodation service, supporting them to move on to a more stable tenancy.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required, as is experience of partnership and inter-agency working. Experience of working in a residential setting supporting individuals with complex needs is desirable.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

Must be willing to work towards an SVQ2 in Health and Social Care if not already qualified to this level or SCQF equivalent. A valuable opportunity to receive further training throughout employment.

Working days are Monday-Friday but may vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

We offer some great benefits, including family friendly policies, flexible and hybrid working and work-life balance. We also have generous annual leave entitlement, employee wellbeing scheme, cycle to work scheme, pension scheme and death in service, enhanced company sick pay. We will offer learning and development, progression and qualifications with the opportunity for growth and development.

We welcome applications from individuals who share Sacro’s aims and values and want to engage with those we support to help them move on to a more secure, settled and fulfilling life and value diversity from all sections of the community.

Application notes

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