Housing Advisor Position

Housing Advisor

Closing Date for applications 12 noon on Thursday 20th June 2019
Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26th June 2019

Due to expansion an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Houseability team. Houseability provide a housing information, advice and advocacy service to people with disabilities or long-term health problems, living in Aberdeenshire or wishing to relocate there.

We provide a home visiting service to clients where we can offer one to one advice and support in relation to any housing issue or query they may have.

Part- time Housing Advisor (fixed term to June 2020 – although this may be extended to June 2022 if funding is available)
Hours: 21 per week, over 3 days
Salary: £14,742.00 + pension contribution
Location: Aberdeenshire (Home based)
Probation Period: 6 months to December 2019

We seek a self-motivated, well organised, client focussed person with the ability to deal with clients with varying degrees of disability and health related problems with empathy and compassion. The ability to travel throughout the Garioch, Kincardine & Mearns and Marr areas of Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen is essential. You must have excellent communication skills, have a flexible approach and be a good listener as well as having a non-judgmental, accepting and open-minded approach to helping clients identify and find solutions to their housing needs. The ability to work in partnership with the client and other relevant agencies such as the Local Authority Housing & Social Work departments including Occupational Therapists, Care Managers and housing staff, Housing Associations and the NHS is essential. A pro-active approach to sourcing new partners and referrals is essential, as is the ability to create and maintain good working relationships with these partners. An ability to collect data and provide well organised reporting is essential.

If you would like to apply please download the application form, complete and email to anne@houseability.org.uk with the subject heading – CONFIDENTIAL – APPLICATION FOR HOUSING ADVISOR POST – JUNE 2019

If you would like further information or an informal chat, please contact:-

Anne Mair
Service Manager
1 Carters Close
AB42 1UU

Tel: 01779 490908
Mob: 07825 650 374

Email: anne@houseability.org.uk