Tenancy Support Worker x 3

Parity Professionals
West Lothian
119.65 - 120.00 GBP Daily + depending on experience
14 Oct 2016
21 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Tenancy Sustainment Officer (Homelessness)

Our client has a fantastic opportunity for a qualified Tenancy Sustainment Officer for an initial 3-month contract.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team and will contribute to the provision of a range of flexible services to meet the needs of individuals and households throughout and during the transition from temporary accommodation, emergency accommodation or custody, to sustaining a permanent tenancy and living as independently as possible.


  • Responsible for the completion of a needs led assessment and risk assessment
  • Undertake regular visits to individuals/families who have been assessed as in housing need to provide practical assistance and promote the development of independent living skills
  • Tailor a package of support to meet individual/household needs
  • Provide an advocacy service for customers along with advice, support and assistance to all those in financial hardship striving to maximise their income and ability to sustain their tenancies
  • Encourage the individual/household to engage with support providers
  • Assist in the transition between accommodations
  • Be qualified to SVQ Level 3 in Social Care
  • Working knowledge of relevant legislation eg Housing (Scotland) Act 2001, Homelessness Bill, Children's (Scotland) Act 1995, Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007, Care Commission Housing Support registration requirements
  • Have a recognised qualification that meets Scottish Social Services Council registration requirements
  • Significant experience of working in a Housing & Support environment
  • An ability to undertake lone working, this will require working with clients in their own tenancy/community setting.
  • IT literate - an ability to use software applications E-Mail, Excel, Data Entry, Word, PowerPoint etc

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