Housing Support Coach Opportunities - 2 x 31 hours

Connect Housing is looking for people who are committed to working with young people to improve their life chances to join us as Housing Support Coaches working primarily in our Young People’s Accommodation Services in Kirklees.

As a Housing Support Coach, you will provide personalised support to enable each young person to meet their goals laid out in their support plan by offering individual support and group sessions. Essentially, you will deliver housing-related support to prevent homelessness, facilitate sustainment, integration, and promote self-resilience.

The individual strengths and personal goals of each customer are our starting point. We work with customers to build strengths and skills, particularly in accommodation and employment/training and overcoming barriers through creative approaches.

We’re looking for individuals with experience of working with young people, who can offer insight and empathy and demonstrate a passion to deliver excellent services that really do help people change their lives.

No two days are ever the same – each customer interaction is different so excellent listening, communication and problem-solving skills are essential for this role.

You must also assist with housing by providing support, maximising income, ensuring empty homes are let quickly and addressing anti-social behaviour. Helping to prepare accommodation for new customers, you will carry out cleaning, ensure repairs are completed and that furniture is provided to re-let without delay.

The successful candidates will be based at services in Huddersfield and Heckmondwike with some work at other sites working to a four weekly rolling rota which includes regular evening and weekend working. Experience of delivering practical training (eg cooking skills) and of group work and facilitation is essential and you should have a background of liaising and working with other agencies. You must also have a thorough understanding of the statutory processes for Child Protection and Safeguarding and be able to demonstrate the ability to identify and manage risk.

31 hours per week are our preferred hours, however, it may be possible to accommodate different working patterns so please indicate in your application if you would prefer slightly more or fewer hours.

Access to a vehicle is useful but not essential.

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