Tenancy Support Worker

Tenancy Support Worker

SPEAR was founded in 1987 on the principle that people shouldn’t die because they don’t have a home. Since then, we’ve developed a range of services that together provide an integrated pathway from rough sleeping to independent accommodation. We recognise that it takes both time and courage to change; to trust new people; learn new skills; take chances and commit to a hopeful future.

Homelessness isn’t just a housing problem, it’s also about isolation, poor health, poverty and mental ill health. That’s why we don’t just provide a roof over someone’s head, we commit to making a lasting difference.

Are you passionate and motivated to support people to move forward in their lives? If so we would like to hear from you.

SPEAR has been providing quality services to homeless people and rough sleepers for over 30 years and we now have innovative opportunities for Tenancy Support Workers within our team in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.

You will work as part of SPEAR’s integrated services to provide a high quality, efficient, and effective service to clients who may be at risk of losing their accommodation and, in some cases, returning to rough sleeping and the accompanying vulnerability that this presents.

Duties will include:

To provide person-centred support to ensure that clients are able to sustain their tenancies and avoid homelessness in an environment where the client feels that positive life change is both within reach and achievable.

Working in, and managing, accommodation-based projects to provide appropriately boundaried yet reactive support to tenants.

Identifying readiness and supporting client move-on to more independent accommodation in the community. Sustaining this with ongoing support where needed

Effective liaison with other relevant agencies, professionals and stakeholders in order to ensure support around presenting issues such as substance misuse, physical or mental health.

In order to apply for this role you must have the following:-

A good understanding of Housing Law and the Welfare Benefits systems.

The ability to work professionally with a range of statutory and voluntary agencies;

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;

Excellent problem solving, planning, and recording skills

Salary: £22,500-£26,500 per annum
Closing date: 7th March 2019
Interview date: 11th March 2019
Hours: 37.5 hrs per week
Contract: Fixed term contract for 12 months.

Please ensure you specify on the application form what position you are applying for.

Please download the attached forms and send a copy of your completed application form to job@spearlondon.org or post to:

SPEAR Job Application
89 Heath Road

Application Form
Tenancy Support Worker Job Description and Person Specification

SPEAR is committed to implementing its Equality and Diversity Policy. To help us check that we act fairly to all who apply we ask that you give a few minutes to answer the following equality and diversity monitoring form – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z79C3JF.

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