Senior Support Worker - Bridgend Early Doors

Location Bridgend
Job Category: Community Based Support Work
Job type: Permanent Role
Salary: £22,891.84 per annum
Contact name: Emma Jayne Wilkins

Contact email: Emma.Wilkins@thewallich.net
Job ref: 004162
Published: 8 months ago

Hours of Work:  37.5 hours per week - Monday - Friday 09:00-17:00 with some flexibility

The Wallich is a leading homelessness and rough sleeping charity in Wales. For more information about our innovative work to support people across the country, visit The Wallich website.   Find out about Wales' leading homelessness charity, The Wallich    www.thewallich.com/about-us 

Project Description

This service is designed so that private sector landlords or agents acting on their behalf have access to a service where they can refer their tenants for support. This service will support the preventative objectives of the Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act 2014. The aim is to provide early intervention before the risk of homelessness at 56 days as set out in the Housing (Wales) Act 2014. The service will intervene to prevent a need for statutory intervention by the Housing department. The project is funded through the Supporting People Programme Grant and is required to meet the Welsh Government’s National Outcomes Framework. The Framework’s four main aims are:

- Promoting Personal and Community Safety

- Promoting Independence and Control

- Promoting Economic Progress and Financial Control

- Promoting Health and Wellbeing

Purpose of Role

To expand the service, developing relationships with landlords and agents, with a view to developing a support service frequently used by private rented sector landlords operating within the Bridgend borough

To support private rented sector tenants who fall into difficulty in managing their tenancy, with the aim of preventing homelessness

To act as the face and access point to the service and develop relationships with landlord agents, acting as a link between landlord / agent and tenants.

To creatively look to increase referrals into the scheme from private rented sector landlords and agents, and increase the number of tenants who have signed consent to be part of the scheme

This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.  

Please note: Driving Licence and access to own vehicle is essential for this role.

We are not utilising agencies with this role and kindly ask that agencies do not approach to assist us with this vacancy.

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Employee Benefits

Closing date for this vacancy is 28th November 2023 at 09:00am. 

The Wallich reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received. Therefore, we encourage early applications to ensure consideration.