Homeless Prevention Officer - Redcar - #1000390811800008
Redcar TS10 1RT, UK
6 Month Placement
To provide timely and appropriate housing advice and support to vulnerable households in order to prevent and/or alleviate homelessness and where necessary be responsible for the investigation of homelessness applications in accordance with legislation and guidance. The post will occasionally be required to work outside normal office hours i.e. evenings and weekends.
General Contacts: To maintain an efficient and effective interface between the department and its full range of clients, elected members, outside agencies and Council officers. To maintain productive working relationships with staff at all levels.
Key duties and responsibilities:
1. To ensure that clients who approach the Homelessness Service receive appropriate advice and support in order to prevent/alleviate homelessness.
2. To assist the Housing Service Team Leader in the development of strategies and schemes to prevent homelessness and to implement good practice.
3. To maintain appropriate statistical, financial and administrative records relating to homelessness prevention.
4. To assist the Housing Service Team Leader in the analysis of data associated with homelessness and its prevention.
5. To provide promotional advice and education to specific client groups at risk of homelessness.
6. Where necessary, to carry out home visits to clients that are at risk of homelessness in order to assess circumstances and provide appropriate advice, through the delivery of a flexible hours homelessness prevention service
7. Some evenings and weekends work, to enhances service provision / provide access to service where necessary.
8. Liaise with landlords and relevant agencies in order to resolve issues which could result in Homelessness.
9. To assist the Housing Service Team Leader in the allocation and monitoring of the “Homelessness Prevention Fund” in order to prevent specific cases of homelessness.
10. Where required, to investigate and assess claims of homelessness/potential homelessness in accordance with existing legislation.
11. To arrange temporary accommodation for homeless households as necessary including involvement in the emergency out-of-hours service.
12. To contribute to the implementation of the Homelessness Strategy and relevant action plans.
13. To contribute to the department’s Service Plan and ensuring that the objectives set out in the plan are achieved with effective monitoring and evaluation.
14. To provide cover and assistant in other areas of the Department as may be necessary from time to time to take account of staff absences and peaks and troughs in work programmes.
15. The above duties and responsibilities cannot totally define all of the tasks that may be required of the postholder. The duties will therefore vary from time to time without materially changing their level of responsibility.
1. To undertake such duties as may be commensurate with the seniority of the post
2. To ensure that the Council’s corporate Health & Safety policy is followed and training is undertaken in all pertinent health and safety procedures
3. To partake in the Council’s and Directorate’s staff training and development policies as well as the Council’s system of performance appraisal
4. To treat all information gathered for the Council and Directorate, either electronically or manually, in a confidential manner
5. All employees are required to demonstrate a commitment when carrying out their duties which promotes and values diversity and the equality of opportunity in relation to employees and service users which is in line with the Council’s Equality & Diversity Policy.
6. To be responsible for identifying and managing all risks associated with the job role through effective application of internal controls and risk assessments to support the achievement of Corporate and Service objectives
7. To ensure the highest standards of customer care are met at all times
8. To ensure the principles of Value for Money in service delivery is fundamental in all aspects of involvement with internal and external customers
9. To ensure that the highest standards of data quality are achieved and maintained for the collection, management and use of data.
10. To positively promote the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults and ensure that it is recognised that Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility; and to engage in appropriate training and development opportunities which enhance an individual’s knowledge and skill in responding to children, young people and vulnerable adults who may be in need of safeguarding.
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- Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
- Competitive Rates of pay
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- Enhanced DBS completed.
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- Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area
- Flexible hours to meet your needs, full or part time
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