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Duty to Refer Co-ordinator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Temporary
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
30/03/2021
Advert End Date:
12/04/2021 23:59
Salary:
Grade 11 £33,782 to £37,890
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Housing
Vacancy ID:
205374
Employment Location:
Crook CAP or Seaham
Post Number:
REG21-139
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
12 Apr
Further Information

An opportunity has arisen for a Duty to Refer Co-ordinator required for 2 years.

The Duty to Refer (DTR) co-ordinator will work with public bodies who have a responsibility under the DTR to notify local authorities when they think someone may be homeless or at risk of homelessness, as required by the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.

The postholder will enable the delivery of the Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Strategy by identifying risks of homelessness early, preventing homelessness and reducing rough sleeping. There will be a specific focus on the implementation of the ‘Housing and Hospital Discharge Protocol’, the planned release of prisoners across the region and a joined-up approach with the local authority’s Adult’s and Children’s Services.

This role will enhance a currently ‘limited offer’ and will concentrate on a multi-agency partnership approach. It will also assist the NHS in their response to COVID and prevent prolonged stays in hospital by sourcing appropriate accommodation for clients, whilst working with key partners.

Applicants should be educated to NVQ Level 4 or equivalent together with having experience of managing people and working with the public.

Interviews are scheduled to be held via Microsoft Teams on a date to be confirmed.

For further information regarding the post, please contact Marie Smith, Housing Manager on 03000 264724 or via email at marie.smith@durham.gov.uk

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

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In line with the County Council's Recruitment and Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

Apply on-line or for further assistance contact the Payroll & Employee Services on 03000 263154/264469/264086/266148 or email PESREG@durham.gov.uk