You will be working for a large charity that have been providing women's support services for over 30 years in Bristol. They provide mental health and housing support to vulnerable women who may be homeless or at risk of homelessness. This role sits within the Women's Homelessness Pathway. Your new role This is a varied role, where you responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to:
To provide high quality accommodation and support to women living in the charity's housing, having accessed services through the Women’s Homelessness Pathway
Provide direct supervision and support to support workers and trainees
To provide individual and group work support to women with complex needs, (including mental health and substance misuse needs) and who have experienced homelessness to gain independence skills, sustain their accommodation, and access appropriate move-on accommodation
Support the team to:
Respond to emergency and crisis situations by giving support, advice, signposting and other direct interventions as necessary.
Liaise with the housing team regarding all tasks relating to housing management including health and safety and collection of rent.
To work within a recovery and psychologically informed approach, supporting women to maximise their independence and wellbeing, sustain their accommodation and help build positive futures.
What you'll need to succeed The successful candidate will need to have experience in working in a sector such as mental health, homelessness,supported housing, domestic violence or health & social care. You will also need:
Management experience, including staff support and supervision, within a housing or similar support sector
Excellent engagement skills with demonstrable experience of developing trusting relationships with vulnerable women, offering clear and consistent responses to service users who may present challenging behaviour, be chaotic or distressed
Experience of housing management including sign ups, move on, issuing notice/eviction rent collection and the provision of high quality accommodation standards
Experience of assessing support needs, co-producing and reviewing support plans; supporting service users to focus on their strengths and set realistic objectives and goals.
You MUST have a full UK driving license and access to your own vehicle. What you'll get in return This is a great opportunity to develop your management skills and put your knowledge of complex needs to use to help the most vulnerable. There is the opportunity for a temp to perm contract for the right candidate.