Homeless Prevention Support Officer x2
1x 28 hour post
1x35 hour post
Knowsley Housing Options Service
Fixed term contract for 1 years
Closing Date 23rd May
For an informal chat regarding the post please contact
Maureen Ashcroft on 0161 331 2196
This is an opportunity to join an experienced housing options team within Knowsley, Merseyside. The Homeless Reduction Act being introduced in April 2018 places new duties on Local Authorities within England so that everyone who is homeless or at risk of homelessness will have access to meaning full help. To help Knowsley Housing Options prepare and deliver the requirements of the Homeless Reduction Act we are recruiting 2 Homeless Prevention support Officers.
The role of the Homeless Prevention Support Officer is to support the Prevention Officer 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.
Jigsaw Homes Group celebrates diversity and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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