Housing, Community and Neighbourhoods

Supported Housing Officer

Lincolnshire
07/06/2024
Permanent

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Supported Housing Officer - £28,000 + Company Car and Fuel Card - Lincolnshire


Reference: 628862S
Location: Sedgebrook


Social Housing Recruitment have exclusively partnered with a national provider of specialised temporary housing, supporting prison leavers with stable accommodation and providing the support they need. The organisation we are partnered with are passionate about making a real difference by helping ex-offenders re-integrate into society, live fulfilled lives and get back on track.

The business is seeking someone to work in a diverse role, with the opportunity to work with prison leavers and probation staff, to ensure a smooth reintegration and that the conditions of the parole are met. As the Supported Housing Officer, you will also play a key role in developing connections within the local community, by fund raising or generating gestures of goodwill that will go towards hampers at Christmas, meals or any support that would make a positive and meaningful impact on service users.


Why is this an exciting opportunity?

This role will play a key part in changing the lives of those who are trying to get their lives back on track and positively reintegrate into society, it will also play an immensely impactful role in reducing rates of reoffence by helping service users get back on track. This will be a highly rewarding role operating within a team of likeminded professionals and fellow Housing Support Officers, under the guidance of Team Leaders who will help to establish internal networks.


Key responsibilities:
        
  • Tenancy audits, void management, property inspections and working with new tenants to check them into properties.
  • Working with the Estates and Maintenance Teams to ensure properties are maintained to a good standard.
  • Supporting service users with sign posting to external agencies for support i.e. Signing up with GP’s, job centres and libraries etc.
  • Working with local communities and businesses to generate support for residents, provide opportunities to join support groups or a place to be at Christmas.
  
The successful Housing Officer will have:

  • Experience of working with ex-offenders either within the capacity of a support worker or a housing officer.
  • Experience within the probation service or prison service will also be considered.
  • A full UK driving license.
  • Experience of managing their own diary, working autonomously and having the ability to prioritise.
  
This role will operate across schemes within a relatively condensed geographical location, and provide autonomy to manage good portions of your diary, promoting a good work life balance. The organisation also offer a competitive salary of up to £28,000, with a company vehicle and fuel card. In addition, they offer 21 days annual leave plus bank holidays, rising to 26 days with service, a health cash plan and a company expense card.