Support Worker

Victoria Park
£20,000 - £24,999
21 Nov 2020
24 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
Support Worker

Job type - Full-time/ Perm

Salary - £23,133 (inc £2,371 + £1,000 UH) per annum

Hours - 35 hours per week (+ 5 hours paid lunch)

Location â€" London

Nacro facilitate the Bail Accommodation and Support Service (BASS), which is a national service across the England and Wales. The service allows courts to make greater use of bail by providing accommodation in the community with support for adult defendants who could not otherwise be bailed. BASS also provides for Home Detention Curfew, Intensive Community Order Residence Requirement and Additional License Conditions. Nacro is delivering this service on behalf of the Ministry of Justice.

Who we are looking for?

We are searching for a Support Worker to provide support to promote independent living together with high quality housing and property management to service users in a group of properties in North and East London. This will include inducting service users into the property, conducting risk assessments and work with the service user to create an individual, strength-based Support Plan and Safety Plan.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Support Workers will be required to visit each property 3 times a week and conduct weekly support sessions with all service users assigned to him/her in line with the requirements of the BASS contract.
  • You will support service users to access opportunities to claim benefits and housing pathways for move on accommodation, aswell as sign posting to local agencies and service providers around Substance Misuses, Mental Health and or Learning Disabilities.
  • You will be required to liaise with statutory bodies in the Criminal Justice System, such as Offender Managers, Police, Courts, EMS, Prison and Solicitors and will have experience of building working relationships with these bodies.
  • You will provide support around Arrears Management and tenancy sustainment support to service users to prevent them from losing their accommodation.
  • You will have experience in arrears management and submitting Housing Benefit claims, rent collection and service charge collection.

There is an expectation to provide Housing Management support to ensure properties are maintained to Nacro’s decent home standards, by turning around voids to ensure they are ready to let, meeting with contractors and LL for repairs and raising orders.

This role involves remote and lone working with regular ones to ones with your line manager; a proactive self-starter and a car driver are essential for this role.

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