Supported Housing Officer

Contract Type: 
Part time
Application deadline: 
Sunday, 5 June, 2022 - 14:45
Fixed Salary
Pro Rata
Darlington Mind

Working as part of Darlington Mind's busy Supported Living Team, assisting people staying within our communal and independent properties with a range of practical and mental health support needs to lead a more healthy lifestyle and offer advice and/or information where required.

The role can make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people, helping them to find their feet, develop skills and emotional resilience in a safe and supportive environment. Ideally we are seeking candidates with previous experience of work in social housing and/or supporting adults with mental health problems who can work without direct supervision to:

assist our tenants to develop life and independence skills, monitor their welfare and assist the Housing Support Coordinator in reviewing the individual's support plan & risk assessment

liaise with relevant care and/or other relevant key professionals in relation to the Tenants’ well-being

keep good quality/accurate records of daily contact with tenants to support the service and our duty of care for service-users including for adult safeguarding

assist the Co-ordinator at relevant meetings internally & externally

assist the Coordinator in assessing and processing new housing applications

assist tenants with identifying and applying for personal & housing benefits

assist with recording & accounting of Tenants Accommodation Fee’s/Rent

assist tenants in finding out about and accessing other appropriate services within Darlington Mind or elsewhere which support their needs

data entry onto the company database and assisting with the production of statistical/outcome data, reconciliation of accounts and any other relevant information required internally and externally

attend and complete appropriate training courses

any other duties that are compatible with the aims and objectives of this post.

Applicants should hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a car for work

We are an equal opportunities employer and actively encourage applications from people with lived experience of mental health, people with disabilities and people from BAME communities.

An enhanced DBS check will be required as part of the recruitment process for this post which is for regulated activity.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: £9.81 per hour