Location: Kingston upon Thames, London
Salary: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 4 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Health & Social Care
Contact Name: Colette Niles

Housing Support Worker - Kingston

Job Description

Our client provides support to clients with a history of homelessness and other complex needs.

Position Available: Housing Support Worker - Homelessness (Kingston) , 3-6 months with the possibility of going permanent, 36 hours per week, £13-14 per hour

Role Purpose:

To provide housing management support to clients living in their own properties, Support around rent arrears, maintenance checks etc. Inspections, void and repairs.

Essential requirements

Housing management experience

Experience in rent collection, arrears, property inspections, vois and repairs.
A sound, up-to-date knowledge of housing law and the welfare
benefits system.
Awareness of the causes of homelessness, the housing options open
to homeless people and of the issues involved in working with
homeless clients.
Skills in interviewing clients - absorbing complex information quickly
and accurately and to be able to communicate with clients verbally and
in writing.
Ability to interact with people in a polite, appropriate and professional
manner, including challenging and resolving difficult situations.
Ability to represent clients and negotiate effectively on their behalf with
a range of third parties, including networking or public speaking.
Ability to work under pressure and prioritise own work load effectively
with minimal supervision.

Ability to maintain accurate and detailed administrative systems
including records of case working and monitoring information as
required by standards and external funders.
Ability to work flexibly across the organisation, where necessary, in
order to support the whole staff team and meet the objectives

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please forward your CV for consideration to or call me on 07824016243

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.


Disclaimer: This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Health&Social Care only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

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