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  • Frontline Fife - Short-Term Housing Support Worker

    Created: 20/06/2024
    News/Events Category: Job Vacancies


    Post: Short-Term Housing Support Worker
    Contract: Fixed-term temporary until 31 March 2025  (with extension in line with funding renewal)
    Hours: 36 hours per week (9.00-5.00, Monday to Friday)
    Salary: £24,598
    Location: New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XT



    The Short-Term Housing Support (STHS) Worker role is responsible to the Lead for Short-term Housing Support for delivering STHS as set out in practice guidance. Those in this role are expected to facilitate and assist people using strength-based approaches - understanding an individual's unique position, the skills they have and the opportunities they choose is essential.

    Short-term housing support must be carried out under FLF policies and procedures and to the standards set out by the CI and SSSC.

    Team Purpose

    The overall aim of Frontline Fife Homelessness Services is to end homelessness across Fife by taking preventative action and through assisting people to choose the life they aspire to. Their team endeavours to promote self-valuing and wellbeing for all.

    Duties/Responsibilities

    • Supporting to confirm appropriateness of referrals and assess individual risks and vulnerabilities
    • Supporting individuals to identify and achieve their personal goals and aspirations using person-centred and trauma aware practices
    • Applying safer working practices when supporting people with different needs and assets (complex through to low level support) and apply protection procedures to keep people safe
    • Writing and maintaining up-to-date records which accurately evidence continuous engagement and people's achievements
    • Assuring satisfaction and trust in Frontline Fife's services are maintained through seeking continuous feedback as per FLF's complaints policy
    • Working to FLF's policies and procedures and within professional boundaries
    • Evidencing achieving targets and other compliance requirements through value based practices

    Team working:

    • Actively support cross team working to sustain service delivery and uphold safeguarding and quality assurance practices
    • Work to promote positive feedback and success and share better practice
    • Foster inter-agency working and work to build community cohesion

    Learning and development:

    • Be responsible for one's own continuous professional learning through training and development opportunities, and reflective practice
    • Develop verbal communication (and other) skills which promote effective engagement

    Employees governed by the SSSC Code of Conduct must comply with these standards and ensure that their registration (Fitness to Practice) is evidenced and maintained under the specification set out by the SSSC. 

    All staff have a duty to protect supported individuals from abuse and to report any concerns immediately to their line manager or other management staff and to work in accordance with the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and Data Protection/GDPR legislation.

    This job description must be read in conjunction with the general requirements of Frontline Fife's Policies, Procedures and Performance Appraisal System, and the Standards set by appropriate Regulating Bodies. Frontline Fife is an equal opportunities employer.

    How to apply 

    Click here for the full job description. 

    To submit your application or CV send the completed application form to [email protected] by the closing date noted below. If you require further assistance or advice to enable you to complete your application form or if you wish to arrange an informal chat about the roles advertised then, please contact [email protected]

    The closing date for applications is 11.59am on Thursday 27 June 2024.




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