MWSC are putting a panel of Housing Support Workers together to full future permanent and relief positions in the organisation over the next 18-month period.
To work as part of a staff team in Mid-West Simon services ensuring that services offered by the organisation operate effectively and consistently to best practice standards.
To help ensure Mid-West Simon Community provides high quality, effective housing support services to individuals
Main duties & Responsibilities:
Housing Support Worker post will:
Act as a key worker to families/ individuals referred into MWS services, conducting assessments, and developing and reviewing their support plans in order to identify appropriate move on options and support them to secure housing in line with their goals.
Work within private rented sector, Approved Housing Bodies and Local Authorities to secure swift move on and appropriate accommodation for families /individuals.
Work with key agencies in the locality to support move on.
Encourage and empower families/individuals to reach their full potential.
Ensure that a culturally sensitive approach to support is maintained.
Liaise with relevant agencies when appropriate.
To ensure that families/Individuals are familiar with and are complying with LA Codes of Conduct.
To maintain good relationships with neighbours and relevant community groups.
To ensure Mid-West Simon Communities Lone Working Policy is adhered to at all times.
Maintain a high standard of cleanliness throughout the project.
Co-ordinate activity and social programmes.
To maintain all recording systems as outlined by National Quality Standards Framework.
To ensure that all communication and administrative policies and procedures are followed.
To prepare reports as required.
To attend and participate in training courses as required.
To identify areas of future training need
Health and Safety
To act as appointed First Aid person as required.
To ensure a safe, healthy and secure environment for all
To carry out all duties with reasonable care.
To ensure that designated fire procedures are carried out.
To address actions arising from Health & Safety and Maintenance Inspections
To represent Mid-West Simon Community at meetings, conferences, seminars and other events as scheduled.
To project a positive image of the Simon Community at all times.
To maintain confidentiality on all matters relating to clients, staff, volunteers, and general Simon Community Business.
To be aware of and adhere to all Mid-West Simon Community Policies and Procedures currently in operation.
To attend house, staff and other meetings as appropriate
To provide training and support to volunteers and students.