Sheltered Housing Support Officer (PKC08223)
£20,872 – £23,143
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth
We have an exciting opportunity for individuals who would be interested in being a Housing Support Officer within our Older Persons’ Housing Team supporting older adults in their tenancies within sheltered housing.
You will be based within one of our Sheltered Housing units in the Perth area but could also be required to work at any of our other sites throughout Perth and Kinross area.
You will deliver high quality services to older adults including practical support, assistance, advice and guidance and undertaking routine daily tasks to meet the needs of our tenants and the aims of our service. You will be managed by the Co-ordinator for Older Persons’ Housing Team and will work as part of a large team of Housing Support Officers and auxiliaries.
You will work Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.15pm.
You should hold an SVQ2 in Social Services and Health Care and should be registered with or will be required to register with Scottish Social Services Council within 6 months of commencing employment. You are also responsible for paying your annual membership fee.
You should have experience of working in a housing/housing support/social care setting.
You should ideally have experience of working with older adults.
We are looking for someone who is very focused on the needs of individuals, person-centred, enthusiastic, innovative and creative.
You should be able to communicate effectively with tenants to build relationships with them and also with internal and external agencies and organisations to provide a person-centred approach and the best possible outcomes for individuals.
You should be a resilient, tenacious individual who can deal with the challenges and hurdles you may encounter and you should have strength of character and be solution-focused to work with individuals to help them achieve their goals and outcomes.
You will have a non-judgemental attitude, be empathetic and sensitive to tenants’ needs. You will understand and have an awareness of the wellbeing and individual needs of people.
You should be a highly organised individual and have the ability to prioritise your own workload.
You will be required to use various computer systems and databases to keep accurate records and produce support plans and as such, you will need to have good digital skills. Good digital skills are required too to enable you to support tenants to become digitally included.
You should have a good awareness of Health and Safety Legislation including lone working, keeping yourself safe, the safety and security of building, infection control and manual handling.
You must be able to drive and hold a full, clean driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 2 February 2022.
For further information about this position, please contact Lorna Cassidy on 01738 476865.
When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide contact details (preferably an e-mail address) for your referees (one should be your current or most recent employer if possible).
Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.
As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.
Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.
Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills developed during a military career are transferable to local government roles.
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