Property Services Keyworker
Salary: Offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory criminal records check and references. The starting salary for this position is £17,500, £18,525 after 6 months, rising to £19,455 after a further year.
Benefits: 28 days annual leave and bank holidays, a company pension scheme and Westfield Health cover
Hours: Full-time hours - 39 hours per week
Location: Hull/Grimsby Based
Target Housing is a social housing provider and charity which provides accommodation and support to vulnerable people. We are successful in recently winning the Sheffield and Doncaster Contract for Offenders, along with all our projects in Rotherham, Hull and East Midlands.
We are currently looking for a full-time keyworker, to provide support to Asylum Seekers accommodated in Hull and Grimsby.
•Assist service users (SU) to take up accommodation assigned under the terms of Target Housing’s service agreement with contract holders which, in turn, is contracted by the Home Office.
•Explain the house rules and how to use the equipment provided.
•Assist SU to register with health services in their area and to address health issues that require emergency treatment.
•Provide SU with information pack about local services, communities and places of worship.
•Provide details of local education providers including English classes.
•Distribute initial vouchers assigned for the household.
•Support SU to understand their rights and responsibilities regarding accommodation.
•Raise SU awareness of costs in consumption of gas, electricity and water.
•Agree visiting schedule.
•Organise cleaning Rota if accommodation is shared by more than one household.
•Enable and support SU to deal with conflict and disputes with neighbors.
•Carry out regular visits (at least once a week) to check that SU are still living in the accommodation and to check the condition of the premises.
•Report maintenance requirements.
•Ensure visits and events are properly recorded (and signed where necessary) and copied to relevant officers in the organisation.
•Keep all prescribed records in order so that the value of the client’s support service can be audited and comply with confidentiality policy.
•Build links with external organisations providing services to asylum seekers and refugees to maintain constructive working relations so that clients’ needs are met.
•Serve SU with notice to quit when the accommodation arrangements come to an end. Whenever possible to assist the SU to find alternative accommodation.
•To clear and clean the premises and prepare it for the arrival of a new SU.
•Close cases in accordance with service delivery procedures and contractual obligations.
•Carry out house inspections.
•Carry out minor repairs and change of locks when necessary.
The Ideal Candidate:
•Based in Hull/Grimsby
•Good knowledge of the town and communities
•Understanding of the issue’s asylum seekers face
•Experience of working with vulnerable people
•A full UK driver’s licence is required
•Aware of child protection legislation in the UK.
•Knowledge of health and safety in accommodation.
•No criminal records.
•Experience of working with interpreters.
•Ability to speak a language other than English (Desirable)
•Full British clean driving licence
•Right to work in the UK
Offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory criminal record check and references.
Closing Date: Friday 6th September 2019
If you feel you are the ideal candidate APPLY today!
Keywords: Social Worker, Immigration, Housing Management, Project Worker, Healthcare, Link Worker, Charity Work, Mental Health Worker, Nursing, Social Care.