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DBS3372 Housing Options Officer (Single Homeless)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
03/08/2018
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 19/08/2018 23:59
Salary:
£23,111 - £25,463 pa
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Housing
Vacancy ID:
178439
Employment Location:
Any location within North Tyneside

Job details 

Closing date:
19 Aug


Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

An opportunity has arisen in the Councils Housing Options Service for the role of Housing Options Officer (Single Homeless).

This two year funded post will provide an effective homelessness prevention service for single applicants (who may be homeless or threatened with homelessness). The posts primary function is to prevent homelessness by helping customers retain their current accommodation and, where this cannot be achieved, provide access to a range of suitable alternative housing options fulfilling the Council’s statutory obligations as set out in the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

You will be responsible for assessing customers’ housing needs and wishes in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017, producing and agreeing a personalised housing plan which you will keep under regular review until a long-term, sustainable housing solution is secured. You will work holistically with customers on both their short term housing needs as well as their longer term aspirations. You will manage a caseload, drawing in support and assistance from other statutory and voluntary organisations as appropriate to help customers achieve their housing goals and increase their life opportunities moving forward.

This particular post will focus on assisting single homeless customers (including couples without children) who are living in situations where there is no security of tenure (including sofa surfers and those of no fixed abode) and those who are street homeless and rough sleeping.

Please be advised that this position will require an Enhanced check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

North Tyneside Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

In addition, staff and volunteers are expected to familiarise themselves with all relevant policies, procedures and guidance in relation to safeguarding children and safe practice with vulnerable adults. Within North Tyneside, safeguarding is everybody’s business.

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