The posts are fixed term until 30th November 2022.
West Dunbartonshire Council is offering an exciting opportunity to get involved in the delivery of our Housing First Service. Three full time positions for Housing First Support Workers are available as we scale up our Housing First programme.
Working together with an experienced team you will have a key role empowering and supporting citizens in permanent settled housing within our communities but who may have experienced childhood and early years trauma, domestic abuse, mental ill health, addictions as well as time spent in local authority care or prison.
We are looking for enthusiastic, compassionate and motivated support workers who understand and can delivery on the key principles for Housing First. The successful candidate will have a Level 3 SVQ qualification in social care or equivalent , proof of right to work in the UK and a satisfactory PVG Scheme disclosure check. Occasional weekend work may be required.
Funded under our Rapid Rehousing Transition Plan the posts all fixed term for a period of eighteen months. However they will be subject to review as part of our continued delivery of Housing First Services in West Dunbartonshire.
This post is considered as Regulated Work with Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found here.
Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.
The employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are “spent” under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.
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