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Older Persons Support Worker

  • Employer - Karbon Homes
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Public - local government
  • Department - Housing Support Team
  • Location: - York
  • Salary - £21,983 per annum
  • Duration - Permanent
  • Hours - Full time | 37 hours per week
  • Closing date - Monday, 25 January 2021

Job Description


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Older Persons Support Worker, within our Housing Support Team.

Come and join our new team

At York Housing Association we build, manage and look after homes for people across the North, along with our partner Karbon Homes.  And then we go further, we give them the strong foundations they need to crack on with life.  We want to build better lives for our customers, not just better homes. Everything we do is for their security, health and happiness under their own roofs, in their communities and out there in the wider world.

Since our formation in 2017, we’ve been focused on delivering on our three strategic aims - to provide as many good quality homes as we can; to deliver excellent service to our customers; and to shape strong, sustainable places for our communities.

Our footprint covers the North East of England and Yorkshire, south from the Scottish border to almost as far as the Humber, where diverse communities face differing opportunities and challenges.

Some customers just need an affordable home, or a way onto the property ladder.  Others might need a bit more – financial advice, community services, sheltered accommodation or even training that can lead to a new job.  Whatever people need to feel more secure, confident and happy with where they’re at, we work our heart out to provide it.

During this unprecedented time, the safety of our colleagues, customers, and communities is paramount. We continue to interview and hire, but for everyone’s safety, we are shifting our interview process to either phone or video interviews via Microsoft Teams and adjusting the way we onboard new starters.

We are looking for an Older Persons Support Worker – Permanent Role

We are looking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced individual to undertake the new post of Older Persons Support Worker within the Housing Support Services Team.

Here is some key information you’ll want to know right away:

This is a permanent role

  • Salary is £21,983 per annum
  • Location: York
  • Regular travel will be required between York and Leeds
  • Hours: 37 Hours per week with flexi time
  • Expenses and mileage allowance payable
  • Generous benefits package including 26 days annual leave on commencement rising to 31 days after 3 years’ service, occupational pension, flexi-time scheme, health cash plan, and birthday leave, with the option of a flexible pot towards enhanced benefits

The role involves providing a quality housing related support service to residents in our four older person schemes across York and Leeds, carrying out the generic housing management function of allocations and income collection and deputising for the Auden House Extra Care Manager to ensure the continued smooth running of the scheme.

Working effectively with agencies and colleagues to contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of YHA’s older persons housing and support services and contributing to the development of the Associations’ befriending service for residents.

If this sounds like the role for you then please apply through the Karbon Homes website –

Important dates

Closing date for applications

Monday 25 January 2021

We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. Therefore, please apply early to ensure you are considered for the post.

Due to current social distancing measures we are currently holding video interviews

For further details please refer to the Role Description at the foot of this advert.

To give yourself the best chance of being shortlisted, you need to provide full details and examples in the Supporting Statement based on the criteria in the person specification.

For further information about the role please contact Kelly Mcluckie, Housing Services Manager (Support)

Please note if you are shortlisted for interview you will be asked to provide your proof of right to work in the UK to the interview.

Please note the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

York Housing Association and Karbon Homes is committed to equality and diversity and is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from people of all ages, disability/non-disability, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexualities, transgender status, and cultural backgrounds.  Any candidate with a disability who meets the essential criteria for the post will be guaranteed an interview.

Role Description

Contact information

Further details including the application form, job description and person specification are available from the Karbon Homes website –

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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