HOUSING SUPPORT ASSISTANT (Temp) (Post Filled)

Supporting our Housing Support Officer throughout the Helensburgh and Lomond area, although you may also be required to assist in Dunoon, Cowal and Bute if required. Main responsibilities will be to:

  • Carry out routine minor repairs of a safety and security nature in clients’ houses
  • Carry out private small repairs in clients’ houses where a charge will be made
  • Provide advice and assistance to clients to enable them to remain in their own homes
  • Assist HSO with other referrals such as Telecare and Occupational Therapy minor adaptations work when required.

The successfull person will need to have good general handyman skills and/or a trade background (joinery preferred) to carry out fitting and installation of a variety of safety and security devices from light bulb changes, battery replacements in alarms and detectors, changing fuses, fitting door and window locks & thresholds – These are carried out free of charge on referral to us from our Council, NHS and Social Care partners or can be self-referred.

Also carrying out our private small repairs work – basic small plumbing, joinery and electrical repairs including fitting of shelving, assembly of flat pack furniture, tap washer changes, small paint and tiling jobs, etc. There is a small hourly charge for this service.

35 hrs per week Mon to Friday.

A company work vehicle and tools will be supplied, therefore a current clean driving licence is essential.

A PVG check and references will be requested for the successful applicant.

This is a temporary position, funded for 6 months but may be extended or made permanent depending on outcomes and further funding.

Salary between £17,500 and £19, 500 depending on skills, qualifications and experience.

but a company application form will have to be completed prior to interview.

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th August at 5.00pm.

For a Job Description and Person Specification please contact our Oban office on 01631 567780 or to discuss the role in more detail call Steve Clarkson, Care and Repair Manager on 07786 175017.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.


 

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CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC

CHANGING THE WAY WE WORK DURING THE PANDEMIC (Update Sept 2020)

Due to the current coronavirus situation we have had to change some of the ways we work.

At present, our Housing Support Officers will continue to support Occupational Therapy, Telecare and Social Work to install critical and urgent minor aids and adaptations, technology enabled care equipment and safety and security items in vulnerable clients homes.  Our Handyperson small repairs service has also been reintroduced following the relaxing of lockdown measures in July.

Our Care And Repair Officers, dealing with grant approvals work for major adaptations, continue to assist and support clients by phone and online and are also able to carry out client home visits following the relaxation of lockdown measures.

Any visits carried out by our officers will follow our strict protocols and health and safety procedures and you will be fully informed of these prior to any visit taking place.  Our procedures require us to wear personal protective equipment (PPE), maintain social distancing while in your home and following sanitising procedures for handwashing and disposing of PPE used during the visit.

 Our office staff are working remotely, but the Care And Repair Manager and Office Administrator can be contacted on 01631 567780 or on enquiries@abcarerepair.co.uk at any time 09.00 till 17.00, Mon to Fri. If you have a specific need, or particular requirement to visit our office then you should contact either one to make an appointment.

Care and Repair staff are trying to support our health and social care partners and community efforts in any way we can throughout the Covid pandemic. Please feel free to contact us to discuss anything you believe may be able to assist you with.

In the meantime, stay safe and well,

 Steven Clarkson,
Manager 

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