As our Housing Assistant, you will be working as part of a dedicated housing team, within our supported housing services across Missing Link and Next Link. You will be responsible for the delivery of a high-quality client housing management service. You will also oversee the housing provided as part of our accommodation-based services;
Providing accommodation and housing related support to women with complex needs living in our high and medium level shared supported accommodation
Providing accommodation for women fleeing domestic abuse in our safe-houses and complex needs safe-house in Bristol.
Key duties and responsibilities of our Female Housing Assistant:
Ensuring we provide, safe, high standard homes for our service users through overseeing repairs and required health and safety checks, liaising with landlords and contractors
Empowering and informing women to meet the financial responsibilities of their tenancy or licence through the following of organisational rent and arrears procedures
Assuring our rooms are available for new service users when they most need it, by ensuring quick void turnarounds in line with internal deadlines
Working closely with our support service teams to help residents understand and comply with the obligations of their licence or tenancy
This is not an exhaustive list of your duties and outlines the general ways in which it is expected you will meet the overall requirements of this post.
What we are looking for in our ideal Female Housing Assistant:
A minimum of two years’ significant experience working with people with mental health needs, or people with complex and multiple needs (for example, homelessness, alcohol/drug dependency, long term conditions, domestic abuse and sexual violence)
The ability to maintain hope and optimism for the individual with high expectations for recovery
Manage caseload, documentation and time effectively, ensuring up to date and clear record keeping in line with policies and procedures
A current, full driving licence and access to an appropriate vehicle is essential as this role includes travel throughout Bristol
If you are passionate about ensuring vulnerable women have a safe, comfortable place to live, please apply now to join us as our Housing Assistant and contribute to the valuable work Next Link and its wider services, delivering hope and support to survivors of domestic violence and abuse.
Please download the application pack and complete the application form. Please do not send CVs. Interviews will be held w/c 1st November 2021.