Sheltered Housing Officer

£22,183 - £24,491 yearly
  • Milton Keynes Council
  • Milton Keynes, UK
  • 18 Nov, 2020
Full time Public Sector and Government Social Work

Job Description

Milton Keynes is a rapidly expanding, vibrant and dynamic place to live, work and play. How better to contribute to that continued success than through a unique and rewarding career with Milton Keynes Council. So if you're looking for an excellent benefits package and the chance to make a difference, make a move to Milton Keynes Council. With modern working practices where flexibility is commonplace and performance is measured on outcomes and results, alongside a generous holiday entitlement, you can experience a fulfilling job and great work-life balance.

Please note previous applicants need not apply. Milton Keynes Council is seeking a full time Sheltered Housing Officer to join our Sheltered Housing service. This post is 37 hours, Monday to Friday. You will be responsible for promoting and encouraging independent living for tenants within our Sheltered Housing Schemes. The service is accredited to the Service Excellence Standards with the CHS. The work is varied and interesting. You will have responsibility for an individual scheme but will also provide absence cover for other schemes where needed; you will therefore need to possess a full driver’s license and be willing to travel within Milton Keynes to meet the needs of the service. You need to be enthusiastic about working with older people and have a flexible, problem solving approach.

Key Duties

  • Provide tenants with a daily visit and promote a safe and friendly environment
  • Facilitating and encouraging social activities within the scheme
  • Organising and chairing tenants meetings
  • Creating and maintenance of tenant independence plans and working closely with other internal and external agencies to promote safeguarding and ensure tenants needs are met
  • Ensuring the environment conforms to health and safety standards and reporting all relevant repair issues
  • Keeping electronic records up to date and organising risk assessments
  • Carrying out housing duties including property viewings and alarm equipment testing

Experience, Qualifications and any Mandatory Requirements

  • You should have a good standard of education including 5 GCSE's or equivalent
  • You will need to demonstrate that you have excellent people skills and a good standard of written and verbal communication
  • You will be organised, able to prioritise workloads and possess good administrative and IT skills
  • Ideally you would have had experience of working with older people and have an understanding of their needs
  • You will need to comfortable working on your own but also work well within a team
  • Being able to problem solve and work professionally with other agencies is essential
  • You will need to be receptive to change and want to help others
  • You need to possess a full drivers license and be willing to travel to meet the needs of the service
  • The role is subject to an enhanced DBS check