BiLingual Housing Support Worker Fixed Term job in Clydebank at West Dunbartonshire Council

Bi-Lingual Housing Support Worker (Fixed Term)

Company: West Dunbartonshire Council

Location: Clydebank UK

Date Posted:Apr 17, 2018

Job Description This post is fixed term until 1st June 2019.As part of West Dunbartonshire Council's ongoing commitment to assist in the successful resettlement of refugees through the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme, we are please to offer an exciting opportunity to join a small customer focussed support team delivering positive impacts.We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills in both Arabic and English to work with Arabic speaking refugees. This is a front line post and key to this role is the ability to develop and maintain relationships under pressure, both with the refugees and with key internal and external service providers and stakeholders.Your job will be to assist the refugees in resettling into West Dunbartonshire, taking an empowering approach which will promote independence and self-sufficiency and will ensure that the refugees are settled positively and successfully.The successful candidate will have the knowledge to provide a wide range of advice and assistance to ensure that new Arabic speaking tenants understand their rights and responsibilities, can access statutory and non-statutory services including housing, health, education and employment, benefits, DVLA and banking services.The post-holder will work with a range of local stakeholders and in partnership with statutory and third sector agencies and will be expected to operate a flexible working pattern to meet the needs of the families with whom they work, including some out of hours support.We are looking for someone who is passionate and skilled in integration, who has a strong client and delivery focus who will be able to assess, support and enable these new customers to resettle and integrate into their local communities and successfully sustain their tenancy.RequirementsThis post is considered as Regulated Work with Children and Adults under the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007 and as such membership with the PVG scheme is essential. Further details of this scheme can be found .Preferred applicants will be required to become members of the relevant PVG scheme, or undergo a PVG Scheme update check prior to a formal offer being made by West Dunbartonshire Council.ResponsibilitiesThe employment for which you are applying is excepted from the provisions of section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders (Exceptions) Order 1975. Applicants are, therefore, not statutorily entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are "spent" under the provisions of the Act. In the event of employment any failure to disclose such convictions could result in dismissal or disciplinary action.The IndividualWest Dunbartonshire offers a family friendly working environment, endeavours to ensure a work life balance and welcomes applications from employees requiring flexibility.  For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:  More information on the benefits of working within West Dunbartonshire Council, can be found using the following link:  View full job description
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