Senior Housing Project Worker

Cheshire East Housing

Permanent, full-time post (37.5 hours per week)
Macclesfield, Cheshire East
Salary £24,775 – £26,597

As a Senior Project Worker, you will provide Housing Related Support and recovery support people who have a history of failed accommodation placement, substance and/or alcohol misuse, criminality and often challenging and negative behaviours.

We aim to encourage and support residents to live as fully and independently as possible within the local community, providing information, emotional, organisational, practical support and training as appropriate.

You will also take a senior role in supporting and leading the staff team and covering for our Housing Team Leader in sickness or absence.

Working flexibly on a rota basis, the role may involve covering evening shifts, waking night and weekends, you will ensure the safety and wellbeing of Emerging Futures residents.

This job is for you if…

  • You are someone who is committed to our passion statement and shares in our belief in the inherent capacity and potential of all individuals, and that empowering individuals to support each other leads to positive change; not only for themselves, but also for their communities.
  • You are fun, approachable, energetic, confident, warm, empathetic, ambitious, flexible, resilient, discreet, organised and professional.
  • You are able to demonstrate that your personal ethos and work ethic mirrors the values of EF.

What you will be doing

  • Covering the Housing Team Leader responsibilities in sickness or annual leave.
  • Organising residents’ ‘house meetings’ and liaise, consult with, and actively support residents, encouraging participation in decision making processes wherever possible.
  • Ensuring the effective implementation of serious untoward incident reporting in line with policy and procedures, and implementing lessons learned.
  • Collecting, recording and banking rent and other incomes received by tenants.
  • Ensuring residents understand their tenancy agreement, their rights and obligations and report any breaches to management.
  • Liaising with Housing Services to ensure benefit claims are submitted and processed efficiently and effectively.

Some of the skills, knowledge and experience you will have

  • Experience of providing a range of evidence-based interventions to individuals affected by homelessness, substance misuse and/or offending.
  • Excellent understanding of boundaries and risk.
  • Experience of supporting individuals to initiate and sustain long term recovery and tenancy sustainment in the community.
  • IT Literacy skills including the use of Microsoft 365.
  • Experience of housing management or working in a residential setting with those with complex needs including challenging and/or negative behaviour.
  • Planning and organising skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

How to apply

Please find attached job description and person specification. If you are interested in applying for this new and exciting role within Emerging Futures, please send your application form or CV along with a detailed covering letter detailing why you are suitable for the role to Sarah Nelson.

We would be grateful if you could complete the Equal Opportunities Form attached along with your Application Form to help monitor the effectiveness of our recruitment practices and assess the success of different advertising methods in attracting applications.

This information is separated from the application and used for statistical purposes only.  It will not be made available to anyone directly involved in the selection process.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Sarah Nelson on 07592 503755.

Closing date 7th December 2023

Anticipated interview dates are to be confirmed.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.