Creation is Hiring

Monday 22nd February 2021

Creation is Hiring

Creation Southwark CIC is recruiting! We are looking for a part-time Resident Caseworker. Could you join our team to help residents through the regeneration process?


  • Resident Caseworker – 1 year contract salary £18/hour, part time (21 hours per week)

Could you be part of our small team supporting local people. We are looking for an experienced caseworker to join us for a 1 year contract. 

 

 

 

  • MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB: 
  • To promote the wellbeing of residents i.e. older persons, families and youths and to identify and respond to their support needs.
  • To work effectively with partners and multi-agency networks to promote and provide effective support to residents.
  • To ensure that vulnerable people on the Aylesbury estate are informed about aspects of the regeneration programme and targeted assistance available to them.
  •  To provide casework support to residents affected by the regeneration and changes in legislation.
  •  KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES-

    1. Setting up and delivering a programme of door knocking and home visits to provide welfare assistance and or/sign-post vulnerable people to other agencies as appropriate.
    2. Disseminating information to vulnerable people about the regeneration of the estate and how to respond to issues that impact upon them due to the regeneration or social, economic or health issues
    3. Supporting the collection and maintenance of information on vulnerable residents in line with data protection and safeguarding requirements
    4. Promoting and marketing the Creation activities and support services to vulnerable residents including referral to services provided by colleagues as appropriate
    5. Ensuring that appropriate systems are in place to safeguard the health and safety of residents and employees
    6. Developing and delivering activities to increase the engagement of vulnerable residents in community events and services
    7. Supporting staff, contractors and volunteers as appropriate to contribute to the successful development and delivery of organisations objectives.
    8. Developing effective of partnerships with other agencies, community groups and stakeholders to enable the provision of information, guidance, advice and access to wider opportunities to residents around reducing worklessness, improving health, well-being and educational attainment.
    9. Actively engaging with community cultural organisations based on the estate to promote and signpost services to vulnerable residents.
    10. Maintaining up to date knowledge on policy issues affecting residents in social housing.
    11. Representing the organisation with external bodies as required and promoting the organisationinternally and externally, developing a positive external image.
    12. Undertaking any other duties commensurate with the role that may be necessary to meet business needs. This may include attending evening meetings from time to time.

     

    Appointment will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks including a CRB check.

    Knowledge and Experience

     

    Assessment Method

    Previous relevant experience of providing services to vulnerable people.

     

    Application/Interview

    Experience of Estate regeneration programmes and an understanding of the issues affecting vulnerable people

     

    Application/Interview

    Demonstrable knowledge and experience of casework including some understanding of the benefits system

     

    Application/Interview/Assessment

    Skills

     

     

    Organising and planning skills with the ability to handle a busy workload and manage conflicting priorities

     

    Application/Interview

    Good communication skills with the ability use a range of communication tools with a wide audience

     

    Application/Assessment

    Good interpersonal skills with the ability to manage conflict and to form and maintain good working relationships at all levels internally and externally

     

    Interview

    Sound level of IT proficiency including knowledge of Microsoft products

     

    Application

    Results orientated with the ability to solve problems and make analytical judgements and decisions in the context of organisational issues and the housing legislative framework

     

    Application/Interview/

    Assessment

    Personal Qualities

     

     

    Committed to the values of the organisation including understanding equality of opportunity and valuing diversity

     

    Application/Interview

    Enthusiastic, flexible and reliable

     

    Interview

    Political astuteness with the commitment and ability to understand diverse interests and the dynamics between them

     

    Interview

    Empowers and works collaboratively, facilitating others contributions, and being committed to working with others to achieve results.

    Interview

    TO APPLY FOR THE ROLE PLEASE EMAIL YOUR CV, AN EQUALITIES MONITORING FORM AND A SUPPORTING STATEMENT OF NO MORE THAN 2 PAGES OUTLINING YOUR SUITABILITY FOR THE POST TO: info@creationtrust.org
    CLOSING DATE MIDDAY ON 12TH MARCH 2021.