Dedicated team being recruited to offer intensive housing-related support to vulnerable adults in Moray
A DEDICATED team providing intensive housing-related support to some of Moray’s most vulnerable adults is being recruited.
Two housing support workers, and a housing support assistant, are being sought for the Housing First team, providing first response for people experiencing severe and multiple disadvantages. This could be those who have experienced repeated homelessness, those leaving a prison setting, or transitioning into their own accommodation.
Successful candidates for the housing support worker posts will provide home management and life skills training, as well as advice on local support services, and tenancy maintenance. This will include helping to complete tenancy agreements, benefit forms, helping them sustain tenancies to prevent homelessness, and assisting clients to engage with professionals and organisations with an interest in welfare.
The housing support assistant post will work with identified households, ensuring support packages are reviewed regularly, assessments and referrals are completed to help maintain tenancies and prevent homelessness or further incidences of homelessness.
Moray Council’s Housing Needs Manager, Gordon McCluskey, is inviting interested candidates to apply for the roles, which are being advertised on the myjobscotland portal.
“This is an opportunity for those looking for really meaningful work to support some of the most vulnerable residents within Moray, as part of a brand-new team. Housing First clients will receive a more intensive level of support than the council has been able to provide before, so caseloads for these roles will be lower than would typically be the norm for other housing support workers, allowing colleagues to work closely and spend longer with the individuals they support.
“We’re particularly interested in hearing from those with experience working with people with multiple needs, non-judgmental with an understanding of mental health and those with addictions. Being able to build trust and a rapport is vital, as is determination and resilience to provide this important service to residents.
“There’s more information, including the job descriptions and salaries for the roles, and the benefits of working for Moray Council, on myjobscotland.”
Enquiries about the roles can be made to Gordon.McCluskey@moray.gov.uk.