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Housing Support Programme - Tenancy Support Worker

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Working across North Northamptonshire, this role, funded by the Government’s Supplementary Substance Misuse Treatment and Recovery (SSMTR) Housing Support Grant, will help to deliver against the Government’s aim of increasing the number of people recovering from addiction who are in stable and secure housing.

We are therefore looking to recruit a dedicated and motivated individual to provide a seamless tenancy support service to those in treatment who have a housing related need.

Please note based on external funding this post is fixed term until the 31st March 2025.

What will you be doing?

Working closely with the Housing Options Team and partner agencies, you will deliver person centred, non-prescriptive support to households throughout their treatment and recovery journey.

You will be providing housing advice, guidance, and housing related support to ensure that individuals are able to successfully maintain their accommodation or find alternative suitable accommodation as required. Ultimately your intervention will help to improve recovery outcomes and avoid homelessness.

You will also effectively liaise with a range of colleagues, partners, and other agencies to ensure appropriate specialist support is accessed to meet their individual needs.

About you

You will have experience of working in a support role, including assessment, support planning and advocacy and an ability to work with vulnerable people.

Working effectively as part of a team and with the ability to develop good working relationships with colleagues and service users, you will be able to work well under your own initiative and prioritise your workload.

To succeed in the role, you must be focussed on achieving positive outcomes, have excellent communication skills and demonstrate effective problem-solving skills in supporting people.

Our benefits

We offer:

  • a competitive salary
  • a pension scheme, where we pay a significant contribution on top of your contribution. It provides life cover and ill-health protection.
  • opportunities to develop your skills, knowledge and potential in a large unitary council
  • generous leave entitlement (28 days, rising to 33 days) and bank holidays, plus the option to buy up to an extra 10 days
  • agile and flexible working arrangements to help you with a healthy work-life balance.

About us

We are a new unitary council, established in April 2021; we are one of the largest unitary councils in the country. Our vision for North Northants is to be 'A place where everyone has the best opportunities and quality of life'.

Our priorities are:

  • helping people live active fulfilled lives
  • caring for our young people, providing them with high quality education and opportunities
  • enabling a thriving and successful economy
  • leading on a green and sustainable environment
  • ensuring our communities are connected so they can shape their lives and where they live
  • providing modern public services

Our values, as chosen by our staff, are - Customer-focused, Respectful, Efficient, Supportive and Trustworthy.

Your differences make us different - Achieve Together.

We are undertaking consultation with the Trade Unions on terms and conditions and the future NNC pay structure and during this time are appointing new employees on interim spot salaries. You will be advised of the outcome and any impact on your role once this work is complete.

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