Mental Health Tenancy Sustainment Worker – Housing Association for Integrated Living

HAIL – Housing Association for Integrated Living has over 32 years experience and a strong reputation in providing both quality housing and floating support services to persons with mental health issues in their own homes across Dublin, Kildare and Portlaoise.

Our Regional Service provides support to clients in non- HAIL tenancies, for example; in local authority, private rented and other voluntary housing body tenures. Funded both by the four Dublin Local Authorities and the HSE, our remit is two fold; to provide tenancy sustainment thus preventing homelessness and to build on a person’s mental health recovery in their community, therefore, reducing hospital admissions and client distress.

Over the past 5 years, our service has provided practical, emotional, social, psychological and mental well being support to over 340 individual tenants and ensured that there was an evident improvement, not just in their housing, but their quality of life, social integration, self esteem and civic responsibility.

Permanent Vacancy – Mental Health Tenancy Sustainment Worker

We currently have a full time support staff vacancy within our Regional Service.

The role is to provide a floating support service to people with profound and or enduring diagnosed mental ill health in their own homes and to enable them to live independently within their community.

If you are interested in joining our team you must have at least 5 years experience in homeless/housing services and specific relevant experience of more than 3 years in the field of mental health recovery promotion.

Applicants should hold a recognised relevant third level qualification and/or a FETAC Level 7 Qualification in Social Care.

The ideal candidate will have:
Experience (3 years+) of working with people with mental health and other complex needs
Extensive experience (5 years+) of both or either the homeless/housing sector
Proven track record in promoting independent living
Experience in developing individual management strategies and plans for service users with complex needs
A working knowledge of tenancy sustainment and/or housing resettlement models
An understanding of preventative strategies in the context of housing clients with complex an challenging needs
Use of a car and a clean driving licence is essential.
Salary Scale: €35,719 – €44,609

Permanent position subject to successful completion of six month probationary period.
Defined contribution pension plan after probationary period completed.
Generous annual leave allowance.

A full Job Description and Person Specification are available on our website and also attached below.

Please send your CV and letter of Application to by 5pm on 19th of January 2017

HAIL is an equal opportunities employer. These positions are funded through the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive.

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