Tenancy Sustainment Officer/ Community Connector

£14743 - £24657 per annum

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 6/9 month opportunity for a Tenancy Sustainment Worker/Community Connector. The role will be a split between the 2 positions .

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 Tenancy Sustainment role will be based based in North Lanarkshire. 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.

The Community Connetor role will be based in Glasgow City Centre.

The main duties are :

  • To provide 1:1 volunteer and connection support sessions and develop individual directional support plans.
  • To liaise with staff to highlight needs of service users.
  • To participate in team meetings and regular reviews.
  • To co-ordinate and facilitate an Advisory Group of young women to the Board of Directors.
  • To create learning prospects for young women to provide peer support.
  • To work with the groupworker and identify national and local consultations relative to females, MVAWG and homelessness to give the young women a chance to have their voices heard local and nationally.
  • To consult with staff on the needs of service users and develop appropriate group learning outcomes.
  • To consult with service users on activities and learning ventures that can be included in groupwork programmes, or developed as Internal SAY community learning events and/or external Community learning events.

Essential Experience to be considered for the role:

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.

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 Recruitment Team / Social Care Recruitment Team
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