Housing Officer (Interim Care) – Hackney Older People Service
Contract: Fixed term until 31 March 2023, with view to extending
Hours: Full time – 38 Hours per week
Salary: £23,655 per annum
Location: Hackney, London
Everything we do at Outward is about promoting the choice and independence of vulnerable people to have genuine control over their lives, play an active role in the community and develop as individuals. We strive to provide innovative and responsive housing and support services that promote choice and independence for people with a variety of needs including; young people, adults with mental health support needs, learning disabilities, autism and older people.
About the Role
Within Outward’s Older People’s schemes, we have flats which are rented by the local authority for interim lets. These flats provide a short-term home for older residents in Hackney who are no longer able to remain living in their homes but haven’t yet been offered permanent accommodation to suit their changing needs.
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic, creative and committed person to join our staff team and provide a housing management service to these people to ensure they are safe and their needs are met, both during their stay and when they are ready to move on. You will carry out a range of duties including:
- Liaising with Hackney teams
- Settling in new occupants and managing their departure
- Risk assessing and responding to need
- Reporting repairs and H&S issues.
- You will liaise with families and work alongside care teams, so effective interpersonal skills are a must.
The successful applicant must have good IT skills, the ability to co-ordinate and manage workloads effectively, and the experience of working collaboratively with other team members. We are particularly keen to recruit someone who can demonstrate a “can-do” attitude, who is happy to multi-task in a busy environment.
If you would like a new challenge, feel you can bring a fresh approach, some new ideas and a commitment to supporting vulnerable people to have genuine control over their lives, then we want to hear from you.
Employee Benefits include:
Outward has a comprehensive selection of benefits including:
- Flexible working hours that will give you the work life balance that is right for you
- Up to 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time)
- Computing Scheme
- Credit Union Scheme
- Cycle-to-Work Scheme
- Death in Service Benefit
- Health Assured – Employee Assistance Programme
- Blue Light Card
- Eye care Vouchers
- Flu Jab Reimbursement
- Long Service Awards
- Pension Scheme
- Purchase Additional Annual Leave
- Refer-a-Friend Scheme
- Loans (including season tickets and parking permit loans)
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk and expect all staff to share this commitment. If the post you apply for involves working with or having access to adults at risk and/or their records, we will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Services. This will be fully subsidised by Outward.
If you think you meet the requirements of the role, then please submit an application form detailing how by referring to the job description and person specification. You can do this by following the link below:
The closing date for all applications is 23:59pm on 27th March 2022
Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview which is likely to be 7th / 8th April 2022
We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community.