Support Officer (24 hrs Supported Accommodation) - Somerset, Street, BA160
Housing & Technical Resources
Location: Lindsay House, Kittoch Street, East Kilbride
Hours: 35 hours per week
Duration Fixed Term until 30/09/2015
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced individual to join our team based currently in Lindsay House, East Kilbride.
As a Support Officer you will be responsible for delivering a wide range of services to homeless households based in supported accommodation. You should have similar experience of working in a housing support service with clients in vulnerable or distressed situations and have an understanding of current issues and legislation in relation to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.
You should be able to demonstrate practical knowledge of a variety of IT packages.
You should also demonstrate the ability to organise and prioritise workload in an effective way and to respond and adapt to changing priorities required in delivering a quality service. You should possess excellent communication skills and have the ability to liaise effectively with a variety of agencies.
The Council is committed to improving the skills and competence of our housing staff. As part of your duties you will be required to undertake further training and/or qualifications, including those introduced by the Scottish Social Services Council for employees working in the housing support sector.
You must also be able to participate in 24 hour shift pattern including nightshift and weekend working.
This post is excepted in terms of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 2003.
This post is considered Regulated Work with Protected Adults, under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act, 2007.
Therefore, it is an offence to apply if you are barred from working with protected adults.
Preferred candidates will be required to join the PVG Scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme Update check, prior to a formal offer of employment being made by South Lanarkshire Council.
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Closing date: Thursday 19 February 2015
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South Lanarkshire Council / South Lanarkshire Leisure & Culture are Equal Opportunities employers and encourage applications from all members of the community. We are committed to the Double Tick Initiative and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers themselves to be disabled and who meets the competency requirements for the post.
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