Housing Coach – Berneslai Homes Careers – Barnsley

Berneslai Homes Careers

Berneslai Homes has an exciting opportunity for a Housing Coach to join their team based in Barnsley. You will be working on a full time, fixed term contract for 18 months and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £27,344 to £30,151 per annum plus benefits. About the company: Berneslai Homes are a successful, award winning social housing provider and employer, managing homes on behalf of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. Working for us offers you a chance to play a real part in improving homes and communities throughout Barnsley. This role is part funded by the European Social Fund The Housing Coach role: As our Housing Coach, you will provide expert advice and practical assistance, working with tenants to help address often multiple and complex issues which could prevent a tenancy being successful. This will involve a degree of persistence, and the ability to have difficult conversations and challenge behaviours. Key duties and responsibilities of our Housing Coach: * Support eligible applicants to access housing appropriate to their needs * Work with and prepare applicants and new tenants to understand the responsibilities involved when taking on and managing a successful tenancy to include finances, tenant / landlord responsibilities, community cohesion etc * Undertake a holistic needs and risk assessment of eligible applicants, tenants and their families in order to inform recommended intervention * Develop and implement holistic, solution focussed support plans with eligible applicants and new tenants along with partner agencies where necessary * To work with our eligible applicants and tenants to identify their life goals, employment skills and aspirations for work / training. Help them to achieve these aspirations, referring to appropriate agencies for help & support * Assist tenants with claiming welfare benefits and appropriate grant applications * Monitor eligible introductory tenancies and initiate any actions necessary during the initial 4 week period until handover to Housing Management officer/s in accordance with procedures * Ensure seamless handover to Housing Management Officer at the end of the support period, to include a tenancy sustainability plan What we’re looking for in our Housing Coach: * Level 3 qualification or equivalent, relevant experience * Experience of working in social housing * Ability to use initiative and work to deadlines to achieve targets * Ability to produce accurate case management information, including support plans, legal documentation, etc * Experience of working with software applications including Microsoft office and bespoke IT Systems * Ability to travel as necessary to meet the needs of the post What you might be asking is, why work for us? We are proud to be an IIP Gold Accredited Organisation and we put our people first! By joining Berneslai Homes, you will have access to a wide range of employee benefits including: * Agile Working Packages * Excellent Pension Scheme * Discounted Gym Membership * Health & Wellbeing Checks * Fantastic Training and Development Opportunities Berneslai Homes values diversity in its workforce and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. If you feel that you have the skills and experience required to become our Housing Coach, please click ‘apply’ today. We would love to hear from you!

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