Dispersed Housing Officer

Organisation: 
The Ashley Foundation
Location: 
Sunderland
Contract type: 
Permanent, Full-time
Hours: 
37.5 hours per week
Salary: 
£11.50 per hour
Deadline for applications: 
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 5:00pm

The Ashley Foundation is Blackpool’s largest homelessness charity and offers accommodation with support to vulnerable single homeless people.  We would like appoint a permanent, full time Dispersed Housing Officer in our 40 self-contained move-on flats based in Sunderland to deliver responsive and innovative support to a wide range of individuals in a variety of challenging situations. 

Ideally you will have experience of working in supported accommodation or a housing management setting.  You will be able to relate purposefully and communicate effectively with people in a manner which shows sensitivity and understanding of their needs. You will have the ability to manage complex and difficult situations in relation to people and demonstrate a non-judgemental approach.

Using your well-developed knowledge of local resources in Sunderland and your understanding of the support needs of vulnerable people, you will play a key role in helping us deliver a first-class service that coaches people to reach their goals following an agreed action plan.  

This is an exciting and challenging role, which means you need to be organised to balance several on-going tasks at the same time, whilst understanding the importance of accurate and timely recording.  You will manage your own caseload as part of a supportive team.

You will have excellent organisational skills, enjoy problem solving and be comfortable working to deadlines. You will have good ICT, communication and numeracy skills with a commitment to client involvement.  

Come and join one of our knowledgeable, supportive, professional and friendly team providing holistic housing support to single vulnerable persons in need.  You will receive excellent training, regular supervision and plenty of development opportunities together with a competitive salary and good terms and conditions.

You need to be a driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes.

To apply, please download the application pack from our website: www.theashleyfoundation.org and return, along with your current CV, to: The Ashley Foundation, 81 Abingdon Street, Blackpool, FY1 1PP or email to recruitment@tafblackpool.org

Alternatively, you can request an application pack to be posted out to you by calling 0191 567 3355

Closing date: Tuesday 27th November 2018 at 5.00pm

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