Supported Housing Assistant

Region 
North West
Town 
Chester
Reference 
41466
Salary 
£17,538 per annum (rising to £18,462 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

Supported Housing Assistant

Covering Chester, Halton, Wirral and Merseyside (office to be confirmed dependent on location of successful candidate)

£17,538 per annum (rising to £18,462 after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)

37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

We are seeking a Supported Housing Assistant to make a real difference to the lives of our residents in our supported housing schemes in Chester, Halton, Wirral and Merseyside. Our tenants have learning disabilities or mental health needs and are looking to further their independence. If you want to make a positive impact to people’s lives, this is a rewarding opportunity to come and work within an established and experienced team.

The role of Supported Housing Assistant will include:

  • Delivering an effective and compliant housing management service to meet the needs of our clients
  • Assisting in maintaining occupancy levels by managing voids in line with the prescribed policies and practices
  • Liaising with external support providers and agencies regarding referrals and allocations
  • Supporting the coordination of low level Antisocial Behaviour (ASB) cases in line with the prescribed policies and practices, ensuring that remedial action is taken to build community cohesion
  • Maintaining filing systems, database records and processes, to enable timely provision of accurate information

Skills and experiences:

  • Experience of delivering tenancy services and working to deadlines is essential
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulations and good practice
  • Good literacy, numeracy, interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Basic knowledge of computer packages including Microsoft Office (or similar)
  • Experience in the use of housing management systems would be advantageous
  • A full, current driving licence is essential

Why work for us?

We support vulnerable people to live as independently as possible, by building their confidence and skills to realise their potential.

We are a national organisation but we think locally. We support people through supported housing, move-on accommodation, CQC registered services and floating support. We specialise in services for young people, homeless families and individuals, people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and people with mental health needs

Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme, with matching contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • At least 25 days paid holiday, rising to 30 days after 5 years service (plus public holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Family friendly arrangements, including opportunities for flexible working
  • Health and well-being plans
  • A variety of on line discounts and rewards from major retailers
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities

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Sanctuary Supported Living is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association and Sanctuary Home Care Limited, both exempt charities. Images used on our website and literature may be representative and are for illustration purposes only.

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