Education and Children’s Service’s
Housing Development Worker – fixed term until 31/12/2024
Salary – £26,919 – £32,123
Hours: 36 per week
An exciting opportunity for a Housing and Development worker has arisen within the Throughcare and Aftercare (TCAC) service. This is a fixed term 18 month contact to support the development of support, housing and supported accommodation resources for care leavers. This post will be based within the TCAC team at 249 High Street and will involve supporting care leavers across the city. Applicants will require an understanding of the particular issues experienced by young people who have been looked after or accommodated and experience of housing and accommodation resources and issues, including legal, financial, benefits, allocation and tenancy management issues.
The Housing Development Worker will be responsible for taking a lead role in the support and development of housing and accommodation resources and related issues affecting young people eligible for TCAC support. The successful candidate will develop online materials to increase awareness of the housing options and supports available to care leavers, including how to access Exceptional Housing Need Priority. The post will involve screening referrals for supported accommodation, liaising with relevant providers to match young people to suitable resources, monitor progress and any cross overs with housing applications and/or homeless presentations. Work will involve engaging directly with young people to support them with independent living. The role will involve maintaining accurate records to support measurement of outcomes and identify gaps to support future service planning.
For further information please contact Janine McGowan at [email protected].
We are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.
Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range. For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Vulnerable Children and/or Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer of employment being made by the City of Edinburgh Council.
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