Permanent

Full-time

Braintree

£18,752 per annum + £200 unsociable hours

Closing date

22 October 2017

Ref: 55058

Number of hours: 35.00 Per Week

Nacro are a national social justice charity with more than 50 years’ experience of changing lives. Our impressive range of services across England and Wales cover education, housing, support and wellbeing, substance misuse treatment and the prevention of reoffending. We advise and we speak out for and with disadvantaged young people and adults. We never give up.  

Nacro are looking to recruit a Project Worker to provide housing management and resettlement support including the delivery of tenancy readiness to support service users in supported housing to enable them to develop the skills and confidence for moving onto sustained accommodation and maintaining independent living.

This a 9-5 job role that also requires weekend working on a rolling rota. The project is staffed every day of the week (weekends, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year are all covered on a rota basis).

Duties will include, but is not limited to:-
•    To evaluate and identify the support needs of those who will be using the service
•    Create outcome focussed support plans with clients
•    Conduct risk assessments
•    Balancing and identifying areas of risk to the individual and the community.
•    Supporting clients to attain or sustain independent living in a community based setting to sustain their tenancy and successfully move on to permanent accommodation
•    Working with the client and a variety of agencies to achieve these aims

The successful candidate will have:-
•    Experience of working in the same or a related field and an understanding of the needs of vulnerable individuals and those with mental ill health.
•    A sound understanding of housing management, welfare benefits including housing benefit and of maximising clients’ income.
•    Experience of property management in terms of void inspections, Health & Safety checks and of repairs and maintenance issues.
•    Ability to produce robust risk and needs assessments and effective action plans to ensure tenancy readiness.

Drivers licence and own vehicle is essential.

A DBS check will be required for this role.

What we offer
•    28 days of annual leave per year (accruing one additional day per year up to five days), pro rata for part-time employees
•    Paid lunch breaks, pro rata for part time employees’
•    Pension scheme and season ticket loan
•    Training and professional development opportunities
•    A friendly, supportive and dedicated working environment

If you’re keen to make a real difference at the same time as expanding your career prospects, we would be delighted to hear from you. You can read more about the ways in which Nacro’s work has changed lives here

 

Please download the job description and person specification from the links below.

Job description

Person specification

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