Generic housing services in the social care sector involve finding homes for people who need a little help with money, administration or the logistics involved.
There are a number of roles that are crucial to finding vulnerable people in the community new homes. Project workers, support managers and learning and development personnel are just a few of the many people who work in this industry. Administrative roles usually require basic qualifications and relevant experience in the area. However, senior positions in social housing often call for formal qualifications in social care and related services. Many recruitment agencies will be looking for housing staff who are registered managers with an NVQ Level 4 qualification. All applicants for senior and executive positions will need to be knowledgeable in the standards laid out by the Health and Social Care Act (2008).
Employers in this area include local authorities, central government, charities and housing associations. Many field-based roles will include a great deal of travel, so applicants will be expected to hold a full and clean driving licence. Working in the social care sector with generic housing projects also calls for a great deal of direct contact with tenants, so excellent communication skills and a sympathetic outlook are absolutely essential.
Employment options in this sector are varied, and that is represented by the wide range of salaries available. Administrators, for example, could earn up to 18,000 per year. However, those in executive roles should expect to receive between £25,000 and £40,000 per year.