Housing Support Worker - Your Home Service - Edinburgh

Housing Support Worker - Your Home Service - Edinburgh

Sacro’s mission is to promote safe and cohesive communities by reducing conflict and offending

Housing Support Worker
Your Home (Homelessness Early Intervention and Visiting Support) Service, Edinburgh

Sacro Group Personal Pension Scheme
31 days annual leave, plus 6 fixed public holidays, per annum

Sacro in partnership with YPeople is delivering ‘Your Home’ a Homelessness Preventative Service in Edinburgh, which includes a Rapid Access Accommodation Project. The service aims to have a positive impact by providing help to prevent homelessness and promote and encourage independence.

We are currently seeking a team member to assist in the development and provision of the day to day services of Sacro’s Edinburgh Your Home Service.

The post holders will provide support to service users who are at risk of future homelessness at the earliest possible stage with the aim of preventing escalation of issues which can lead to homelessness. The service also provides support in service user’s current accommodation, for those who have immediate unmet needs.

Support needs vary enormously but examples include: providing assistance to access benefits and health services/ training/education and employment opportunities; addressing antisocial behaviour, resolving conflict and improving relationships, developing social support networks and general living skills e.g. budgeting, cooking, shopping etc.

You should be able to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to work both as part of a team and independently is required experience of partnership and inter-agency working is essential.

A commitment to Sacro’s value base is crucial, as this type of work can be challenging.

Experience of working: with people with complex needs, in a mentoring or mediation role, supporting people who have offended or in a health or social care environment would be preferred.

You may have supervisory responsibility for volunteers and student placements.

A relevant qualification is desirable but is not essential.

Work patterns will vary and may include days, evenings and weekends.

You must be prepared to work within equal opportunities and anti-discriminatory standards and adhere to Sacro’s policies and procedures.

Membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) will be a requirement for this post.

Registration with the Scottish Social Service Council is desirable for this post.

A valid driving licence and access to a car is desirable for these posts.

Sacro values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community

Unique Reference Code
EDIYHSW050719
Salary
SCP 19 - 22, currently £20,007 - £21,632 per annum
Closing Date
12pm, Friday 19 July 2019
Interview Date
Friday 26 July 2019
Location
Edinburgh
Contract
Fixed Term to March 2021 with the possibility of extension to funding.
Hours Per Week
37.50
Responsible To
Service Team Leader / Service Manager
Supervisory Responsibility‎
There may be some supervisory responsibility