Public Sector, Homelessness, Housing, Social Work,
We have an interesting 3 month public sector post available, on behalf of the local Council. The role reports to the Senior Housing Accommodation Officer and is called a Prevention Plus Officer (first point of contact for vulnerable individuals).
The main purpose of the role is to work proactively, alongside the Housing Advice & Prevention Officers, aiming to reach out to individuals at an early stage, maximising opportunities to prevent homelessness and delivering sustainable outcomes. You will work to empower and support vulnerable individuals and households to plan their short, medium, to long term, futures as well as crisis support.
This is not an outreach role, but for the most part, the role is in the District Rainbow Centre and will be covering Dover as well, so limited travel between both areas (with paid mileage)
Previous experience we are looking for in an individual:-
Experienced support worker with evidence of on to one and group work practice.
Experience of collaborative and inter-agency working.
Experience of assessing people’s needs using a variety of tools and methods.
Good IT skills
Experience of motivating and building confidence of the hard to reach and long term unemployed.
Any experience of using housing case law, homelessness and private sector tenancy legislation and its application.
Any experience of delivering homeless prevention support.
You must be able to work as part of a team and at the same time, operate on your own initiative with minimal supervision.
A commitment to Data Protection and the ability to manage confidential information.
The ability to work with diverse communities.
A relevant Chartered Institute of Housing recognised qualification or a qualification in a related field (ie. Advice & Guidance m Education, Youth Work, Health & Social Care, Mental Health or Social work, Employment & Training) or recent relevant experience of homelessness and housing advice that demonstrates a level of proficiency in this area).
This is a full time contract opportunity and paying an hourly rate in the region of £13.62 - £15.62 per hour.
If you would like to be considered, then please apply with an up to date CV as soon as possible.
Contact: Heather Morgan
Tel: 01303 220844
For further information on this opportunity please contact:
Tel: 01303 220844