Stockport Homes

12 Months Contract – Full Time – 37 Hours

Foundations was set up as a charitable arm of The Stockport Homes Group and they are now looking to recruit a Housing Support Officer to join them to support the effective operation of the Move-On homelessness rehousing project.

We now have an opportunity for a Mental Health & Housing Support Worker to join us to be responsible for the delivery of intensive support to people who are ready to leave hospital, but where lack of suitable housing is a barrier; this role is vital to ensure people resettle effectively back into the community.

Also working with people at risk of crisis, where appropriate support around housing issues and accessing community based mental health and related services would prevent the need for an inpatient admission, you’ll have a real passion for holistically supporting people to live as independently as possible.

With the understanding of the complex interdependencies of mental health and substance misuse, candidates will have a commitment to working with vulnerable people and be capable of inspiring confidence, building rapport and engaging customers. With a good working knowledge of IT and Microsoft applications, you should have good communications skills and the ability to explain information in a simple manner and complete forms and reports where necessary.

In 2020, Stockport Homes achieved three star ‘extraordinary’ Best Companies accreditation and were recognised as one of Britain’s best employers for the eleventh consecutive year running by the Sunday Times newspaper.

We are the Number 1 Not-For-Profit Organisation to work for in the Sunday Times Top 100 list for 2020 (Number one in the Best Companies Top 25 Housing Organisations to Work for) and have also achieved Platinum Investors in People status for our approach to people management and development.

We are a values driven organisation committed to achieving our mission of ‘One team, transforming lives’, but we’re also entrepreneurial, maximising the value of our money and resources.

Closing date for applications: 24th January 2021

Interviews: 26th January 2021

Please note, Stockport Homes have the right to close this role early due to a high volume of quality candidates, therefore we would encourage an early application.

All posts offer attractive conditions of service and a range of employee benefits including a commitment to personal development, work life balance and a genuine commitment to embrace diversity for employees and customers.

Stockport Homes is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

To apply for this job please visit stockporthomes.octo-firstclass.co.uk.

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