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Support Worker

Employer: Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Close date: Sunday 16/08/2020

Look Ahead Care Support and Housing have a current vacancy for a Support Worker, a full time permanent position to join the Homelessness and Complex Needs service in Gravesend, Kent. You will provide day to day high quality care & support to customers to help them develop independence and meet the individual needs of individuals. In some services, this will include providing physical, domestic, emotional and social care. You will work with customers to promote social inclusion and alongside other members of the team, encouraging customers to maximise their skills and choices. Key Accountabilites: - Lead on the development of a regularly reviewed person-centred support plan for each customer, supporting them to identify their strengths, goals and aspirations - Conduct comprehensive and regular customer risk assessments to ensure their safety and wellbeing - Provide practical assistance to support customers to work towards the goals in their support plan (e.g. supporting benefits applications, attending medical appointments, support to go shopping) - Work flexibly, supporting each customer to exercise choice and control over their support and the wider service they receive - Work in partnership with involved agencies and stakeholders to deliver coordinated, responsive support - Signpost and support customers to access external organisations that will support achievement of their goals (e.g. colleges or training providers, drug or alcohol agencies) - Help customers to integrate into their local area and access local educational, social, wellbeing and community activities, resources and opportunities - Support customers to develop independent living skills and fulfil their rights and responsibilities as a tenant and good neighbour - Carry out duties as required to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of customers and fellow colleagues - Where appropriate and required, act as the service lead for a specific designated area of service delivery (e.g. health and safety, education, training and employment or customer activities) - Ensure Look Ahead Health and Safety policies are adhered to at all times and to uphold all health and safety responsibilities within relevant policies and local protocols - Adhere to all the policies and procedures of Look Ahead Care & Support plus those specific to the project including any statutory requirements

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Company Secretary

Employer: MHS Homes
Close date: Monday 24/08/2020

MHS Homes are recruiting a Company Secretary, this is a permanent role based in Chatham, Kent. About the role Reporting to the Group Director of Finance, you will be managing governance and regulation, risk, data protection, legal support and the executive secretariat. You will also act as Officer to the Board, supporting boards and committees with advice and administrative support. What you’ll need to have: • Demonstrable experience of managing governance and compliance services and implementing effectively the related policies and practices • Experience of delivering the role of Company Secretary and working with Boards • Sound knowledge of the legal and policy frameworks in which Charities and Registered Provider Housing Associations operate • Experience in external monitoring and regulation by more than one regulator • Strong administrative and organisational skills We offer: • A dynamic, friendly and supportive working environment where you can make a difference • A modern, accessible office over-looking the Medway within easy reach of shops and road networks, with free on-site parking and disabled parking • A performance based annual bonus • Training and opportunities for continuing professional development • Excellent staff benefits including a cycle to work scheme • 28 days holiday a year + Bank Holidays and the option to buy/sell holiday • A range of wellbeing activities and flexible working • Enhanced family leave policies • Regular social and charitable events and a volunteering day • A great team of colleagues to work with Successful applicants will be invited for interview week commencing 31st August 2020

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Gas Engineer

Employer: West Kent Housing Association
Close date: Monday 31/08/2020

West Kent Housing Association is looking for a qualified Gas Engineer with at least three years’ experience in gas servicing, breakdown and/or installation. You will have excellent customer service skills as you will be visiting their residents’ homes and will be organised, diligent, approachable and flexible. If you believe that you should always deliver on your promise to the customer, they want to talk to you.
WKHA will provide you with a uniform, mobile phone, tools and a van. You will need some basic IT skills because their engineers work with tablets, which they also supply. They will support you in a range of training opportunities, including funding you to keep your ACS qualifications to date. West Kent is a Housing Association whose head office is based in Sevenoaks, however you will work all over Kent and do not need to live in the Sevenoaks area. If you have previously worked for a housing association then they would be keen to meet you. This is a full time permanent role at 42 hours per week, successful applicants will be invited for interview on either the 17th or 18th September 2020.
 

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Team Leader (Community Services)

Employer: Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Close date: Wednesday 02/09/2020

Look Ahead Care Support & Housing are recruiting to a full time permanent role of Team Leader. The areas that you will working at are Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Gravesham, Swale.  Working within their Kent Homeless Connect services, the Team Leader will hold responsibility for ensuring that a holistic and cohesive model of customer support is embedded across all community based services. Look Ahead operates trauma and psychologically informed approaches, ensuring that their customers benefit from being supported through strengths-based practices.  The post holder will be fully involved in all aspects of the day to day management of their designated services, including line managing the relevant front-line staff.   You will lead and develop competence of direct reports as well as carry caseloads of customers requiring support. You will work closely with the Contract Manager to ensure that the service delivers on all targets, both financial and those around the quality of the services. Community Services are currently delivered within the West and North Kent areas and frequent travel across those areas is required according to the demands of the post.

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Support Worker (Waiting List)

Employer: Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Close date: Wednesday 02/09/2020

Look Ahead Care Support and Housing are recruiting a Support Worker, a full time permanent role to join their services in Ashford and Maidstone in Kent.  The Support Worker plays a vital role as a front-facing position for the Kent Homeless Connect service in North and West Kent.  As the services’ sole waiting list support worker; you will provide vital support for customers who are on the waiting list for Kent Homeless Connect services. You will need to be methodical and patient, providing telephone guidance and advice to customers.  You will be responsible for providing regular updates to referring agencies and maintain regular contact with customers to make sure that they are receiving appropriate support from other professionals dependent on need.

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Landlord Coordinator

Employer: Look Ahead Care Support and Housing
Close date: Wednesday 02/09/2020

Look Ahead Care Support and Housing are recruiting a Landlord Coordinator, a full time permanent role to join their services in Kent. The areas that you will work in are Dover, Folkestone & Hythe, Ashford, Maidstone, Tonbridge & Malling, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Dartford, Gravesham, Swale. Flexibility of travel across all is required. The Landlord Coordinator is responsible for nurturing relationships with landlords and housing providers across the county of Kent in order to improve throughput figures for their internal services and secure additional units as part of their development and transformation programme. The ideal candidate will have good knowledge of housing and homelessness law. They will be someone who thrives on working under pressure, is a good team player and can demonstrate excellent networking and partnership. They will have excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), will be good at using their initiative and be creative in their approach to their work.

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Senior Project Manager

Employer: West Kent Housing Association
Close date: Thursday 03/09/2020

West Kent Housing Association have a current vacancy for a Senior Project Manager, as a member of a busy small team, you will have a great variety of work to be involved in from inception to completion on S106 and land-led deals contributing to the delivery of more than 200 homes each year.  They are seeking a talented individual who is passionate about property with excellent project management skills to support West Kent's growth across Kent. This is a full time permanent role based in Sevenoaks at 37 hours per week, successful applicants will be invited for interview on 11th September 2020.

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