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Prevention Support Officers Knowsley 1x 28 hour post, 1x35 hour post Fixed Term Contracts for 1 year

£23,000 per annum
Job Ref: JHG43
Closing Date: 23rd May 2019


Homeless Prevention Support Officer x2

1x 28 hour post

1x35 hour post

Knowsley Housing Options Service

Salary £23,000

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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