Tenancy Sustainment Worker

Up to £24570 per annum 13.5% pension, 28 days hol & 13 bank hols

Job description

This post is open to women only and is exempt under Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010 and subject to PVG disclosure checks.

We currently have an excellent opportunity for a Tenancy Sustainment Worker based in Paisley. You will be working for a "small and mighty" organisation with a team of dedicated hard working staff who have a high level of knowledge and who have massively improved the lives of many young women who have experienced childhood sexual abuse/exploitation or violence The post is a 1 year rolling funded post which is funded by Rapid Rehousing through Renfrewshire Council. You will provide a one to one support service to female survivors who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or currently in their own tenancy.

The main duties of the role are:

  • To provide direct 1:1 support and psycho education around abuse (from a feminist perspective), homelessness and the impact on tenancy sustainment
  • To provide trauma informed motivation and positivity to the young women to encourage personal development, Independence and change to the level they wish on a person centered and solution focused basis.
  • To access and make referrals for additional practical supports both internal and external to maximize support and recovery.
  • To provide support, information, advice and act as a consultant to staff in youth housing and homelessness departments and other relevant departments/services/agencies who are working with
    or likely to have contact with survivors of sexual abuse and TS4S young women
  • To network with other agencies, establish referral pathways, partnerships, attend Local opportunities, forums, open days, events etc.

Essential Knowledge/Experience

  • An understanding of Mens Violence against Women and Girls (MVAWG) and ability to work from a feminist perspective in all aspects of role.
  • A relevant qualification in counselling and/or Community Education, housing, Social Work or other related field.
  • Holding or Working towards SVQ level3 Health and Social care or equivalent.
  • At least 1 years' experience and skills in providing individual emotional/psychological support involving housing/homelessness and/or MVAWG
  • An understanding of the links between sexual abuse/MVAWG and homelessness
  • Experience of working directly and creatively with young people individually and in groups
  • Ability to maintain a non-victim blaming, trauma informed and pro-active solution focused approach.
  • Experience of liaising, networking and building relationships with other agencies
  • Experience advocating on behalf of young people
  • Ability to provide crisis intervention, safe plan and safeguard if required.

Interviews for this position will be held on 3rd & 4th Feb.

Closing date for the position is 26th Jan.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.


Kirsty Stoddart
Senior Manager
Housing Team / Social Care Team
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