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Housing Management Worker
|Job title||Job reference number|
|Housing Management Worker||2310.HMW.OYPPW|
|Salary||Hours per week|
|£20,450pa + pension and other benefits||37.5|
|Fixed Term||Oldham OL9 7QF|
Please note this is a fixed-term contract until March 2018, we shall endeavour to secure further funding beyond this date.
Depaul helps people around the UK who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged, with a special focus on young people.
We are a homelessness charity with the largest network of emergency accommodation for young people in the UK, making a difference to the lives of thousands of young people each year. We are unique, innovative and very passionate about what we do, working in the very heart of local community.
You will have a vital role to play in helping us achieve our mission of offering homeless and disadvantaged people the opportunity to fulfill their potential and move towards an independent and positive future.
Since we started in 1989, we have helped more than 63,000 young people. To find out more about the work we do visit our website or follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/depauluk.
We require a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual to join our team to provide seamless and cohesive support to some of the highest need young people in the Oldham area.
You will predominantly be responsible for supporting the service to meet contractual obligations with regards to void management and acquiring of rental income. You will have the capacity to communicate effectively with people at all levels. This will include the young people we accommodate, DWP staff, colleagues within Depaul, contractors, landlords and so on.
The young people we work with require support to overcome multiple barriers to secure stable accommodation and meaningful employment, training and education. You will ensure the accommodation is properly maintained and assist the young people in sustaining their tenancy. You will also support with daily house keeping duties across the pathway. The role of the Housing Worker is pivotal to the successful delivery of this service as you liaise closely with the young people, in conjunction with the team, about their tenancy rights and responsibilities.
The role will involve carrying out Depaul’s commitment to successfully deliver the contracted outcomes. The scope of the role will involve the following responsibilities:
- Sound decision making processes
- Leadership skills
- Accountable and responsible within own practice
- Be a reflective practitioner
- Committed to self-development
- Ability to work using own initiative without immediate supervision.
About the Project: We are commissioned by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council to provide accommodation and housing related support for young people aged 16-25 in various types of accommodation, from a 24-hour staffed project; dispersed properties, to supported lodgings with a host family. We work closely with voluntary and statutory agencies in Oldham to meet the needs of the young people in the most effective and appropriate way.
To succeed in this role you will have experience of:
An understanding of the needs of people who have experienced homelessness, poor mental health, substance use or care leavers.
intensive housing management to include void minimisation and maximising rental income.
A knowledge and understanding of welfare benefits
Good literacy, numeracy and IT skills
Ability to use logical processes for solving problems and making decisions, with particular focus on Risk Assessment.
A thorough knowledge and understanding of Health & Safety
In return we can offer a range of employee benefits including; competitive salary, five weeks' annual holiday plus bank holidays (rising to six weeks plus bank holidays), contributory pension scheme, life assurance and childcare voucher scheme.
Depaul strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. If you require information to be sent to you in an alternative format please let us know by contacting email@example.com or 0207 939 1250.
An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this post. Our recruitment checks, induction and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients.
Closing date: Monday, 23 October 2017 at midday
Interview date: tbc
Please complete the below application documents and return to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the closing date and time stated above as applications received after the deadline will not be put forward for shortlisting, CVs will also not be considered.
We kindly request no contact from recruitment or media agencies.
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