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Prevention Officer

Tameside
£26,512 pa
Group
Job Ref: JHG-153
Closing Date: 24th October 2020

Jigsaw Homes Group was created on 3rd April 2018 following the merger of New Charter Group and Adactus Housing Group. Jigsaw is now one of the largest housing groups in England with more than 33,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands, employing over 1400 employees.  Our main social purpose is to provide quality homes as solid foundations for people to thrive for the rest of their lives.

This is an opportunity to join an experienced housing advice team within Tameside.  The Homeless Reduction Act being introduced places duties on Local Authorities within England so that everyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness will have access to meaning full help. 

The role of the Homeless Prevention Officer is to interview, assess and identify prevention options while working collaboratively with housing providers, homelessness services, prisons, substance misuse services and other relevant partners

A key part of this role is to carry out assessments making appropriate enquires to determine the available options for the customer.  You will need to have a good understanding of the issues surrounding homelessness and its prevention, with IT and case recording skills You will also need the ability to solve problems within the context of the Local authorities polices and legal duties, manage a caseload and meet deadlines as well as being able to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.  The successful candidate will need to be able to negotiate and communicate empathetically with people whilst being sensitive to different life experiences.

If you possess the skills and experience we are looking for we, would love to hear from you. 

Closing date: 24th October 2020. Please quote job ref: JHG-153 

To apply for this position please visit our website at www.jigsawhomes.org.uk/careers where you will find the full job description and person specification.  

Please note we do not accept CV’s

For an informal chat regarding the post please contact Maureen Ashcroft on 0161 331 2196 

Jigsaw Homes Group celebrates diversity and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.  

All new employees serve a six month probationary period.

To help keep everyone safe and help reduce the spread of the virus, we have adapted our recruitment process. Interviews are now being held via Google Meets . For more information on our recruitment process please email recruitment@jigsawhomes.org.uk