Very Sheltered Housing Officer (FIF14668) - FIF14668

Fife Council

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  • Reference: FIF14668

Job Description

Interview Date: Monday 14 October 2019

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Good Housing impacts on so many aspects of our daily lives. As well as being a basic human right, it also encourages a sense of community, helps economies to thrive and creates an environment which people want to protect.

We need you to help us meet our aim to provide everyone with access to good quality, affordable decent housing that meets their needs and aspirations. We want to improve the quality of life for people across Fife and we work with many different organisations, including tenants groups, to try to make that happen.

The role of the Very Sheltered Housing Officer is to deliver a Housing Support service to tenants within our 10 complexes across Fife. Our elderly tenants live in our Very Sheltered Housing complexes as part of our Older Persons Housing Service. We provide daily welfare checks to our tenants and we also provide onsite Housing Support which is delivered through a Housing Support Plan.

Staff work on a 4 week rota which involves working weekends and public holidays. There will be requirement to be flexible and be able to work across all our complexes. Working as a lone worker as part of a wider team.

Before confirming appointment, you will be required to obtain Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme membership through Disclosure Scotland and become a member of the relevant PVG scheme.

You are required to register with Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) within 6 months of taking up employment in this role and to complete the required Post Registration Training and Learning (PRTL) over the registration period

The Individual

A minimum of 2 years’ experience working with older people or service users with specific needs. Educated to SVQ level 6 which meets the SSSC registration requirements for Housing Support workers in a housing support service.

Have the ability to deal with crisis situations. Be able to demonstrate an ability to work on his/her own initiative. Have a positive attitude to service users. Literacy and numeracy skills. Basic IT skills – ability to deal with e-mails.

For further information, please contact:

Pam Bryson (Lead Officer) 07803 201451 or Email:

Or Zoe Burns (Lead Officer) 07985 761113 or Email

Applications must be made online at

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