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Housing with Support Officer

Job details
Posting date: 24 June 2024
Salary: £31,374 to £31,374 per year, pro rata
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 30 June 2024
Location: Plymouth, South West England
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 1 day per week
Company: Plymouth Community Homes
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: HWS-001802


About the role

We are looking to recruit a Housing with Support Officer on a temporary basis, for a period of up to 8 months. You will promote independence, dignity and choice, for older people with support needs. You will have a key role in co-ordinating support for older people, including the assessment of support needs, thereby enabling independence, privacy and security.

We are looking for candidates with a positive, “can do” attitude who are able to demonstrate experience of developing effective working relationships with a range of customers and staff. You will work as part of a team and have knowledge of supported housing, welfare benefits and care services for older people. The ability to communicate effectively and work as part of a team is essential and you will need to be an effective problem solver and be able to work using your own initiative.

Our ideal candidate for this role is someone who:

Has a positive, “can do” attitude who are able to demonstrate experience of developing effective working relationships with a range of customers and staff.
Has knowledge of and can use Microsoft Office programs.
Is committed to continuous professional development.
Has the ability to work flexibly demonstrating experience of working in a customer focused environment.
About Plymouth Community Homes

We are the city’s largest social housing association, with over 16,000 properties providing homes for more than 35,000 people, and we’re aiming to grow, to provide more people with high-quality, affordable homes to rent and buy.

With a great workforce and a focus on people, we deliver good quality, well-managed and well-maintained homes.

What we can offer you:

Excellent pension scheme with a high level of employer contributions
Free, fully equipped onsite gym and changing facilities.
The opportunity to carry out volunteer work for 3 days a year through our Make a Difference scheme
Annual leave of 25 days (rising to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays and holiday trading option
Free Employee Assistance programme, including free counselling
Free annual flu vaccination
Cycle to Work scheme
The opportunity to work in a beautiful and vibrant part of the Southwest
We support digital working with modern devices/smart phones
It's fun to work here- we have dress down Fridays, company quizzes, and lots of charity events throughout the year
Our modern and spacious offices are right on a bus route, and just three miles from the city centre
We get a daily visit from a local food van, and within walking distance to local Crownhill shops, Warrens, M&S Foodhall, KFC and Co-op.
To Apply:

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity please select apply and complete our form, making reference to the person specification to demonstrate how you consider that your knowledge, skills and experience meet the requirements of the job.

If successful you will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Becky Dacre, Housing with Support Manager, on 07850 938447.

This post is not suitable for job share.

Shortlisting Date: 2nd July 2024

Interview Date: 10th July 2024

We are a committed Equal Opportunities employer. We welcome applications from suitably talented people from any community and background.

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