Project Worker - Colchester

£15,000 - £19,999
09 Nov 2019
14 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Project Worker- Colchester

Job type - Part-time/ Permanent
Salary - £19,512 (Pro rata)
Hours - 20 (Inc paid lunch)
Location - Colchester

The working pattern for this role is 20 hours per week on a rolling rota between the hours of 9 - 5 Monday through to Sunday, including bank holidays.

Type of Project:

Essex Move On North Project for service users with a variety of support needs firstly, homelessness followed by all or any one or two of the following support needs:- mental health, substance misuse, alcohol misuse, offenders and those at risk of offending, family breakdown etc.

Who we are looking for?

Essex Move On provides intensive housing management and low level housing support services for the above listed support needs. The support provided is classified as low level (one hour per week) with the aim of helping people maintain Nacro accommodation and ultimately move to more permanent accommodation. Support offered covers areas such as claiming benefits, managing a tenancy, accessing other support services and support to help people move towards living independently. The service does not provide specialist services such as counselling, drug/alcohol advice and treatment, legal representation or personal care, although we can provide advice about obtaining these kinds of services or support.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Demonstrable experience of providing a wide range of housing management services.
  • Experience of managing tenure and the completion of tenure documentation including taking appropriate action in line with legal requirements and policy.
  • Experience of managing the collection and recording of rental income along with experience of liaising with Housing Benefit departments to facilitate claims.
  • Experience of managing voids and re-lets.
  • Experience in undertaking Health and Safety inspections of properties in respect of repairs, maintenance and fire safety.
  • Experience in completing a comprehensive assessment of risk.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and to liaise with a wide range of external & internal agencies regarding referrals.
  • Awareness of particular needs of diverse groups of people and ability to translate equal opportunities into action.
  • Organised and efficient approach to administration. Good numeracy and literacy skills. Ability to use computer technology and the willingness to undertake further training where required
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a team in order to provide a high standard of service to all Nacro clients.
  • Ability to manage a varied and complex workload, prioritise work as required and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to use own initiative and deal with challenging situations calmly and appropriately.
  • Awareness of confidentiality and data protection.
  • An understanding of Welfare reform and the impact it will have on the client group.
  • An understanding of Move on Options for the client group.
  • Thorough and up to date knowledge of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children local policies, protocols and good practice.
  • Experience of working within professional boundaries and developing and maintaining professional working relationships.
  • A DBS check will be required for this role.

Travel will be necessary so you must hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle and insured for business use.

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