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Our client in Essex is currently looking to recruit a Project Worker to provide housing management and resettlement support to service users. This will include the delivery of tenancy readiness training to service users in supported housing to enable them to develop the skills and confidence for moving onto sustained accommodation and maintaining independent living.

Duties will include:

  • To evaluate and identify the support needs of those who will be using the service
  • Create outcome focused 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 should have:-

  • Experience of working in the same or a related field and an understanding of the needs of vulnerable individuals.
  • 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.

Successful candidates will need to have a full driving licence and access to their own vehicle.

A DBS check will be required for this role

Who are they?Our client is a national social justice charity with more than 50 years' experience of changing lives. Their impressive range of services across England and Wales cover education, housing, support and wellbeing, substance misuse treatment and the prevention of reoffending. They advise and speak out for and with disadvantaged young people and adults. They never give up.

They are a crime reduction charity, dedicated to supporting individuals within their communities across England and Wales. They design and deliver programmes that equip people with the skills, advice, attitude and support they need to move on with their lives. They provide both a voice and a platform for those who feel excluded and they have an established reputation for tackling social injustice and enabling their service users to play a full role in their community, and society as a whole.

What they 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 their work has changed lives here

Guidant Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy. Guidant Group is committed to diversity and flexibility in the workplace. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support you during the application process, please mention this at any stage.