Project: East Sussex Floating Support Service
Location: St. Leonards-on-Sea
Reference Number: 1085
Hours per Week: 37
The service offers short-term housing-related support across the whole of East Sussex (West – Lewes and
Wealden, Eastbourne and East – Hastings and Rother) for vulnerable people, aged 16+, who require support to live independently. The service aims to minimise the risk of homelessness and address inappropriate housing.
What the Service Provides
Our team of experienced Floating Support Officers provide flexible, personalised, and appropriate short term housing support for people with a range of needs, including managing the home, managing a tenancy and money management. Support is provided in people’s own homes, via phone or video call or in the community.
The service also signposts individuals and/or carers and family members as appropriate, to health and social care services, education, training, employment and support voluntary, community services that will assist with accessing and maintaining their housing and ability to live independently for longer.
We are looking to appoint a Floating Support Officer to be co-located into the East Sussex County Council Children’s Services based at Ocean House, St Leonards-on-Sea.
The co-location arrangement with Children’s Services is an already established and successful partnership. The co-located worker will be part of a multi-disciplinary team and will work with families on Level 3 or 4 on the continuum of need and acts as a conduit between the two services.
The co-located worker will provide housing related preventative support and crisis management to families who are vulnerable and have support needs due to, e.g., age, disadvantage, disability, substance misuse or ill health, and are experiencing one or more of the following accommodation risks:
• have no accommodation
• are losing or is at risk of losing their accommodation
• are living in temporary/emergency accommodation
• requires resettlement support
• are having trouble coping with their housing
• require support to maintain their independence/is at risk of losing their independence due to their housing situation
• require support to move to accommodation that better meets their needs
Throughout the duration of support, the co-located Floating Support Officer will work collaboratively with families using a person-centred, asset-based approach, including creating personalised support plans with clients, with goals and outcomes that are meaningful to them.
The Service provides support to clients to swiftly achieve their outcomes, with proactive signposting to wider services to enable longer term resilience and the ability to self-manage.
The job requires applicants to hold full UK driving licence and have access to a car to enable support to be delivered to clients in the community.
The salary is paid monthly in arrears and will commence at £23,832 per annum. A 5.5% employer’s pension contribution is also paid. The level of this contribution is reviewed annually.
Essential Car User Allowance where applicable is paid at £1,218 per annum.
Hours of Work
The hours of work for this post will be 37 hours per week. Working 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. The postholder will be based at our office in St Leonards-On-Sea and at Ocean House, St Leonards On-Sea and there is opportunity for the role to be a mixture of office based and home working which can be discussed at interview.
BHT Sussex does not pay overtime but will grant time off in lieu if agreed by the service manager.
The annual leave entitlement will be 185 hours (25 working days), rising 1 day for each year of service to a maximum of 222 hours (30 days) pro rata. All public bank holidays are granted with two extra statutory days, to be taken over the Christmas period.
Closing Date: Monday 27 June 2022 12.00pm
Interview Date: Thursday 30 June 2022
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