Service Care Solutions Ltd
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Community Support Officer

Community Support Officer
Housing Move On Service
Plymouth & Exter
40 hours p/w
A national housing provider are recruiting for a Community Support Officer to support their service users across the Plymouth and Exter areas back in to independent living.

The Role
The focus of this Community Support Officer is to provide resettlement, motivation, and support needed for service users to rebuild their lives and live independently, ensuring integration within the local community.
This will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Customer Focus / Promoting Independence and secure move on

  • Act as keyworker providing advice and support to service users to enable them to integrate into the community, gain independence and abide by their licence conditions.

  • Develop, agree and regularly review support plans that identify their own personal goals and objectives and the level of support required

  • Access and obtain support from relevant mental health, drug and alcohol, counselors and any other support agencies to develop a healthy lifestyle for service users

  • Liase with probation officers and any other housing providers to efficiently find a secure move-on accommodation for service users

  • Ensure that properties are always adequately equipped, maintained, furnished, and cleaned.

The Candidate
To be considered for his Community Support Officer role, you will require excellent housing support knowledge, including homelessness and the benefits system as well as the followingL

  • Experience working with complex needs such as substance misuse, mental health, and homelessness.

  • Housing and related benefits that relate to shared/supported living along with knowledge of homelessness

This role requires regular travel, a Full Driving License and access to your own vehicle are essential.

You will be able to claim mileage expenses from base location (to be ascertained) at 45p for every mile travelled.
An Enhanced DBS check is required for this role, as well as registration on the DBS Update Service.

These will be completed as part of the Pre-Employment Screening process.

This role also requires a Prison Clearance.

The Contract
This is a temporary Community Support Officer role, working 40 hours per week on a shift rota.

The role is community based, so will include some felexibility for home working.

Shift pattern is as follows: Monday to Friday 08:00-16:00 / 14:00-22:00, with 1 Saturday per month

The contract is for an initial 3 months but is likely to be extended or potentially made permanent, as it is covering the recruitment process.

Referral Bonus
If this Community Support Officer role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this Community Support Officer role, please send your CV lee .

mc millan @ service care .

org .

uk or call me on 01 772 20 89 66 discuss the vacancy in more detail.
Also, if this Community Support Officer role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region