Housing Officer (Vulnerable Groups)

Job Summary
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Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
10/05/2021 23:59
Grade 6 (SCP 22-25) £27,041 - £29,577
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Employment Location:
Civic Centre, Burdon Road, and Fawcett Street Sunderland.
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Closing date:
10 May
Further Information

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Housing Officer (Vulnerable Groups) who will work within the Council’s Housing Options Team to undertake the day to day provision of services to support and manage various vulnerable groups who reside in the City.

The focus of the role will be to manage Unauthorised Encampments and ensure that camps are sited in acceptable safe locations, Traveller’s welfare requirements are met, and our Unauthorised Encampment Policy is applied.

The post will also co-ordinate work to accommodate Asylum Seekers within the Government Programme, linking locally with the Home Office, appointed partners and the North East Migration Partnership as well as supporting those experiencing domestic violence.

The successful applicant should have a background in working with vulnerable groups and be able to adapt their approach when engaging clients to ensure they are supported and empowered to move towards independent living.

You will be the first point of contact for vulnerable groups and be required to undertake a variety of assessments (depended on the client group) in order to achieve the required outcomes. You will work with other supporting services, both internal and external to the Council and must be able to develop robust working relationships.

Applicants should have experience of working with Travellers, Asylum Seekers, Refugees and those experiencing domestic abuse. You should possess a supportive, patient, but determined nature and have a passion for supporting vulnerable people to enhance their lives within independent living.

You should also have a good track record of providing and delivering effective solutions within a housing environment or with vulnerable people.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service

For an informal discussion please contact Martin Bewick, Senior Housing Manager on martin.bewick@sunderland.gov.uk

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services by email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk

Please note that CVs are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.