Housing Support Worker
£20,689 (£25,516 FTE)
About the role
Connect Housing are looking for someone to join their Engage Leeds team on temporary maternity cover for 30 hours per week until the end of February 2022, delivering high quality, customer focused, responsive and accountable support to those accessing the service.
In the role you will deliver housing-related support to people to prevent homelessness, facilitate sustainment, integration, and promote self-resilience.
Assisting the Team Leader and Engage Leeds Partners to develop and maintain positive relationships with key stakeholders and local community partners, you will ensure service provision is sensitive to the needs of others, promoting empowerment, self-resilience and respecting individual dignity and self-esteem.
We are looking for applicants who have a passion for delivering excellent customer service and enjoy supporting others. With experience of working in a housing / support environment and understanding the issues faced by people with housing support needs, you will be an excellent listener with exceptional communication and problem solving skills who is be able to influence others, work under their own initiative and under pressure.
Able to understand the issues and challenges faced by people with housing support needs, you’ll have the capability to identify and provide practical and emotional support and have knowledge of best practice to Safeguarding adults, data protection and confidentiality.
Connect is a housing association providing over 3,000 homes and well-being and support services, across West Yorkshire. Our over-arching vision is for a sustainable and just society where good homes, neighbourhoods and opportunities help people enjoy happy, healthy lives.
We are a progressive social business with a strong purpose to tackle inequality and create opportunities.
In choosing Connect you will be joining a friendly team, who look out for each other.
We are committed to flexible working so the post holder will be able to manage their own time and workload in line with the objectives of the role.
As an equal opportunities employer we recruit based on experience, attitude and values. Connect are committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the communities we serve therefore we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply.
Engage Leeds is a city wide commissioned service although the applicant will primarily work in the East of Leeds. For a better understanding of the Engage Leeds service please visit https://engageleeds.org.uk/
Here at Connect Housing we place our values at the heart of everything we do. We have a strong purpose to tackle inequality and create opportunities for people to live fulfilled, healthy lives, starting with a good home in a neighbourly community.
- 26 days’ annual leave rising to 31 plus public holidays
- Bupa Cash plan
- Occupational pension plans
- MyPlace benefits: retail discounts and offers
Please note, the closing date is 12/05/21 but Connect Housing reserve the right to close the role earlier and therefore we encourage early applications.
Interviews are planned for 20/05/21.