Community Mental Health Housing Support Worker (PL694)

Location: Swale
Hours: 18.75 hours per week
Salary: £10,139 - £11,448.50 (£20,278 - £22,897 full time equivalent) gross per annum
Contract: Permanent
Closing date: 9am Monday 19 March

Because like you, we’re dedicated to changing attitudes and changing lives.

About us: Porchlight is a charity supporting people who are homeless, vulnerable and isolated. Our vision is a fairer society where everybody has a safe place to call home and the chance to make a positive contribution.

The role: The Community Housing Support service is part of the new Delivery Network put together by Porchlight to provide Community Mental Health & Wellbeing Services on behalf of Kent County Council Families and Social Care (Adults), Public Health and Kent Clinical Commissioning Groups to support adults (17+) in Kent with mental health issues who need help to live independently in the community.

What you need: As a Housing Support Worker you must have comprehensive knowledge of the challenges and support needs of people with mental health needs. You will need comprehensive knowledge of housing legislation and guidance and a thorough understanding of both welfare benefits and the challenges of helping people find and sustain accommodation. You will possess excellent communication skills, the ability to interact with service users from diverse backgrounds and liaise with a wide range of professional services and agencies in the community. As part of the new Community Mental Health and Wellbeing service you will work in an integrated and flexible way with other organisations in the network in order to best support people in need.

Benefits: As a member of the Porchlight team you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • free life insurance
  • flexible working hours
  • 25 days holiday per year

The closing date for applications is 9am Monday 19th March. Interviews are due to take place 27th March in Maidstone.

Porchlight is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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If you have any questions regarding your application please contact Daniella Sherriff, HR Assistant, on 01227 760078, selecting option 3 or at recruitment@porchlight.org.uk.