Community Housing Support Worker - Burravoe and Mid Yell

Shetland Islands Council

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The Shetland Islands Council’s ‘Housing Support Shetland’ is a regulated Housing Support Service. Housing Support Shetland is registered with the Care Inspectorate to deliver Housing Support to adults in line with National Care Standards and statutory legislative requirements.

Housing Support Services as prescribed by The Housing (Scotland) Act 2001 (Housing Support Services) Regulations 2002 aim to develop or sustain an individual’s ability and capacity to live independently in their own accommodation. Legislation on housing support regulations accompany a statutory housing support duty introduced on 1 June 2013, through which local authorities must assess the housing support needs of homeless applicants to whom they have a duty to secure settled accommodation. Housing support enables vulnerable people to maintain their tenancies, avoid repeat homelessness, and live independent, fulfilling lives in their communities.

The Community Housing Support Worker (CHSW) is a member of the Housing Support Section of the Housing Service which is based at 6 North Ness Business Park, Lerwick. The CHSW reports directly to the Housing Support Co-ordinator.

More detail is provided in the Job Profile, Person Specification and Conditions of Service Summary attached to the bottom of this advert.

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Additional Information The grade of this post is E/F Rate of pay shown in the advert is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance of £1.0846 per hour This post is career graded - your salary and career progression will depend on your experience and qualifications Permanent Part Time post for 15.0 Hours per Week, 52.18 weeks per year Preferred candidates will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme or undergo a PVG Scheme update prior to a formal offer of employment being made The successful candidate will have to complete registration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) A relocation package does not apply to this post We will pay interview expenses from within Shetland You must hold a valid driving licence and have a suitable vehicle for use during your employment or the ability to travel throughout Shetland at short notice and where public transport is limited Not suitable for Job Share

During the application process you are required to give the names of two persons not related to you, who we can contact to provide a reference to support your application.

This post is based in Burravoe and Mid Yell

For further details relating to this post, please contact: George Martin, Team Leader, on 01595 744371 or email

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