Supported Housing Officer

Job Reference: 80292
Posted: Monday 13th May 2024
Closing Date: Thursday 30th May 2024
Up to £26,198 per annum
Stockport, Manchester
Full-Time

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated Supported Housing and Welfare Rights Officer to our Housing and Welfare Rights Team based in Stockport.

The Supported Housing and Welfare Rights Team provide a warm, friendly and responsive service to all clients supported by Creative Support offering support and guidance to clients, staff and partner agencies on matters relating to tenancies, housing law, welfare benefits advice and budgeting.

Creative Support own and manage a portfolio of supported accommodation across the country for the purpose of enabling vulnerable adults with different needs to maintain a tenancy within the community.
You will be responsible for a caseload of tenants residing in our supported accommodation, managing all tenancy related tasks including sign ups, Housing Benefit claims, arrears management, tenancy enforcement action and voids monitoring. You will take prompt, appropriate action to resolve cases and support our tenants to maintain their tenancies.

You will be friendly, approachable and confident and able to communicate clearly with clients, staff and other partner agencies. You should not be averse to dealing with sometimes challenging and / or emotional cases and will demonstrate professionalism and empathy as necessary.

You will ideally have some knowledge of the current Housing Benefit system. You will need to be self-motivated with a keen interest in rules and regulations and how we can use this knowledge to better achieve positive outcomes for our tenants and maximise Creative Support’s income from its housing stock.

This role also involves regular, regional travel.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Catherine Reilly-Cooper, Head of Supported Housing on 0161 238 7654.

Vacancy Reference Number: 80292
Applications for this role must be submitted via the Creative Support website using the above vacancy reference number

Full training is provided, as is the opportunity to work towards QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care. Benefits of working with Creative Support include a probationary bonus, pension contributions, 33 days Annual Leave and company paid enhanced DBS.

We are a passionate, inclusive, and anti-racist organization – Stonewall Diversity Champion, Disability Confident Employer who have recently received Investors in People Gold award.

We can only accept applications from candidates who are located in and eligible to work within the UK. – This post will not be open to Sponsorship under the UKVI scheme

Application Instructions:

To apply, candidates must complete the online application form located on our company website via the listing for the above reference numbered role. We do not accept CV’s as a method of application.

A list of all roles available can be located at: www.creativesupport.co.uk

Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying. We do not provide outcomes for unsuccessful applications.

For role or application queries please email recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road South, Stockport, SK1 3TS

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