Specialist Support Worker (Greater Manchester)
- Greater Manchester
- Closes: 15-08-2022 09:00 AM
- Interview week: 22 Aug 2022
Justlife works with the hidden homeless community, living in B&B’s and Guesthouses, considered ‘unsupported temporary accommodation’ (UTA). The team provide holistic, responsive and flexible support to people with the aim of making their experience of housing vulnerability as short, safe and healthy as possible.
Based in Higher Openshaw, East Manchester, Justlife works across Greater Manchester providing re-housing, benefits and health related key work support to empower vulnerable adults housed in UTA to move towards more secure housing, independent living and improved health and wellbeing. This includes supporting UTA managers and landlords.
The role of Specialist Support Worker involves playing an active part in the Specialist Support Team by taking part in regular outreach visits to UTA’s across Greater Manchester on the Justlife minibus, and supporting a caseload of clients that are experiencing housing vulnerability.
The role requires the use of specialist knowledge and relationship skills to support clients with varying degrees of mental health, addiction and trauma related issues to engage with health services and to access suitable housing solutions. The Specialist Support Worker is also expected to develop good working relationships with UTA Landlords and Managers recognising the important role that they play in ensuring that their tenants experience of UTA is as positive as possible.