Independent Living Officer

Location:

Oasis House, Northampton, NN1 3DS

Salary:

£19,471 per annum

Hours:

39 hours per week

Contract Type:

Full Time, Permanent

Closing date:

24/10/2021


The Role

We’ve got an exciting opportunity for an Independent Living Officer role to join our team at our Oasis House service, based in Northampton.

This scheme provides temporary accommodation to individuals with complex needs – largely related to substance misuse. Our aim is to support our residents to access suitable accommodation, primary health care services, education, and employment among other services. The individuals in our service require support in the areas which come with their complex needs, such as substance abuse, mental health, anti-social behaviours and offending. 

You’ll work as part of a friendly and highly professional team, with responsibility for providing the very best housing-related support to vulnerable adults. You’ll work closely with residents to develop the skills they’ll need to successfully maintain independent living and make sound decisions in relation to their health, education and employment – signposting to internal services as external agencies as required. You’ll develop and put in place independent living plans for our customers, supporting them to engage in meaningful activities and equipping them with necessary skills to take forward into independent living.

Our ideal candidate? You’ll have previous experience of working within drug and alcohol services in which you demonstrated the drive and enthusiasm for delivering quality services to vulnerable people. You’ll have knowledge of the welfare benefits system and issues relating to homelessness, with demonstrable experience of providing housing related support to customers with achieving effective outcomes. You’ll have a desire to help others and to see them succeed, and be capable of pulling out all the stops to make that happen. You’ll be able to work with others in a fair and assertive manner, using your excellent communication skills, with a solution focussed outlook to overcome challenges and work in partnership with others.

You will work to a rota that includes shifts into the evening and at weekends.

Who are Midland Heart? We’re a large and ambitious housing organisation providing more people an affordable place to call home. We welcome people from every walk of life, at every stage of their career. We expect a lot from our people but in return, you can be assured of a great place to work, where you’ll be well rewarded and where great people are able to succeed. Whether you want to build your career with us, or use your experience to move on, we’re here to develop your potential.

Interested? Click on "Candidate Information" below for a full Role Profile. Applying is easy - simply register on our candidate portal uploading a CV and Covering Letter, which show us that you have what it takes to make a success of the role.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 24th October 2021. Please be advised however, that suitable candidates will be invited to an assesment shorly after applying and that we reserve the right to stop recruitment activity should a suitable candidate be identified. 

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. Please feel free to contact us if you would like to discuss any adjustments you might need in order to be successful in this role.