Bank Night Staff

Pay: A1 £8.21
Responsible to: Housing Services Manager
Closing Date: Friday 9th August

Responsible to: Housing Manager

Responsible for: not applicable

Job Purpose

To implement all Housing policies and procedures as directed by the Housing Manager or the Senior Housing workers

To be in agreement with Lincolnshire YMCA’s Aims and Purposes and its Mission Statement.

Duties and Responsibilities

To assist the Housing Manager in the smooth running of the Housing Project upholding the Aims and Purposes of Lincolnshire YMCA at all times.

To work as part of a team to provide individual support for each Client to enable them to develop a more independent style of living.

To liaise with other agencies as necessary to facilitate each individual’s progress.

To implement Lincolnshire YMCA’s policies and good practice in line with the Housing Corporation’s regulatory requirements.

To ensure that a prompt room inventory check is done at the beginning, during and at the end of licence agreement.

To assist as necessary with the collection of rents.

Offering advice to Clients when needed and ensuring that all correspondence relating to the DSS and Housing Benefit are kept up to date.

Liaising with Probation service in an appropriate manner on behalf of Clients where necessary.

To record messages and deal with in an appropriate manner ensuring that anything of any significance is logged in the message book and /or the contact sheets as appropriate.

To issue equipment and keys to Clients/service staff as and when needed.

To carry out other duties within the scope of the post as directed by the Housing Manager.
Scope and Limits of Authority

The Association has a 74 Bed Supported Housing project. The post holder, under the direction of the Housing Manager, will be responsible for overseeing the development and the individual work, via the Key working system, of the Clients that have been allocated to them as their clients. This process will involve the Client’s induction and support whilst they are a Client at Lincolnshire YMCA, also move on support and assistance where appropriate.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Knowledge of statutory agencies and benefit provision, with particular reference to DSS, Housing Benefit, Probation Service, Supporting People

An understanding of appropriate support models to meet client needs.

Experience

Experience of working in a Supported Housing environment (for at least one year
and during that time been involved in the provision of) providing Client support.

Skills and Abilities

It is essential that the post holder has excellent inter-personal and communication
skills.
To be computer literate.

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