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Housing Support Officer (Hostel Team)
Transform Housing & Support

Job Description

Housing Support Officer (Hostel Team) 

An exciting opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. 

Transform Housing & Support is a charity and housing provider. They provide housing and support to more than 1,000 homeless and vulnerable people each year, helping them to develop the skills and confidence to live independently. 

Position: Housing and Support Officer 
Location: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey (commutable from Woking, Leatherhead, Twickenham and surrounding areas) 
Job type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 39 hours per week 
Salary: £21,500 per annum + sleep in allowances + benefits 

Closing Date: 30th September 2019 

About the role: 

A truly exciting opportunity to help vulnerable people as a Housing & Support Officer in our Hostel Team in Walton-on-Thames (Elmbridge). 

Our Elmbridge team delivers services to a diverse client group including young people, people with learning disabilities or mental health problems, and people with a history of homelessness. 

Acting as a key worker to named clients, you will be involved in everything from assisting clients to acquire daily living skills and play an active role in their own futures, liaising with professionals from a variety of agencies, day to day property management, making applications for welfare and housing benefits and maintaining accurate and up to date records, so you can expect plenty of variety. 

About you: 

Ideally you will have six months’ experience of working with at least one of the client groups supported by the team, as well as knowledge of supported housing and the benefits system. Above all, you must be keen to learn fast and make a real difference, be highly organised, methodical and team-spirited. 

Open to trainees: 

No experience of working in Supported Housing? Don’t be put off – if you have the desire and aptitude for helping people change their lives, we will be able to consider taking you on initially as a Trainee. [Starting salary £20,000 pa + sleep in allowances + benefits.] 

It is essential that you have a full valid driving licence that will allow for occasional use of manual pool vehicles and use of your own car for business purposes. 

You may have experience of the following: Support Worker, Housing, Vulnerable People, Charities, Social Worker, Community Development, Volunteer, Housing Support Worker, Challenging Behaviour, Third Sector, Residential Care Worker, Charity, Voluntary Sector etc.