Sheltered Housing Support Officer, Carpenter Court, Perth

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Job Description Sheltered Housing Support Officer - PKC11127 £14,171 - £15,485 (20 Hours per week) Carpenter Court, Perth We have an exciting opportunity for individuals who would be interested in being a Housing Support Officer,...

Job Description

Sheltered Housing Support Officer - PKC11127
£14,171 - £15,485 (20 Hours per week)
Carpenter Court, 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 a mobile Sheltered Housing Support Officer who works across any of our sheltered and retirement units in the 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 also be responsible for ensuring that the buildings are safe and secure and work closely with colleagues from the Locality Housing Team, Housing Options, Repairs and Improvements as well as other internal and external teams and agencies.

You will organise activities and events for tenants, their families and sometimes, for those in the surrounding neighbourhoods.

You will work Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

Requirements

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 and treat people with compassion, dignity and respect.  You will understand and have an awareness of the wellbeing and individual needs of older people.

You should be a highly organised individual and have the ability to prioritise your own workload.  You should be flexible and willing to travel to different locations, sometimes at short notice due to staff absences.

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 have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

The Individual

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Andrea McCallum, Team Leader at AMcCallum@pkc.gov.uk

When completing your application for this post, please ensure that you provide contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees.  One should be your current or most recent employer.

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, any offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of mandatory checks including eligibility to work in the UK, Disclosure Scotland or PVG, qualifications, references, and fitness to undertake the post. This may also include an Overseas Criminal Records Check if you have spent time living overseas.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance.  You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

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 picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

At PKC our values and behaviours influence our work and support us in the delivery of the Perth and Kinross Offer.  In your application, and should you be invited to interview, you will be asked to describe situations that support the criteria required in the role and which also demonstrate our values and behaviours.  Find out more about PKC and you could soon be joining our team!

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What we can do for you

If you are successful in a role with Perth & Kinross Council, you will have access to a range of benefits to help your physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

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