Domestic Abuse Homeless Reduction Officer
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Grade 5 (SCP 17 - 22) £24,920 - £27,514
City Hall / Agile
Here in Sunderland we are diversifying how we help and support people who become homeless. We have realigned the Housing Options Team to ensure the team is well placed to meet the needs of all people who are street homeless and those threatened with homelessness. We will work to ensure that all move to and sustain independent living.
For many this journey is not a straight line, therefore we have increased the team and have added more diverse roles to ensure people are supported at every stage of their journey to a safe and secure home. You will note we are recruiting into many new posts and this is a great time to join a cohesive team who always support each other.
If you have a passion for working hard and helping people, then we encourage you to come and talk to us at City Hall on 10th August 2022, Committee Room 1 between 2pm-4pm.
I’m sure you will be inspired by our passion and see that we have shaped a great team structure which will help homeless clients to move on with their lives, as well as being equipped to sustain a safe home.
The role is to interview, assess and identify accommodation options for those who are deemed high risk from Domestic Abuse facing homelessness. You will work collaboratively with housing and homelessness services, domestic abuse agencies and other relevant services and partners. You will carry out a Housing Needs Assessment and a Personalised Housing Plan with the customer to ensure successful outcomes.
The successful candidate should have a caring nature, be empathetic and understanding and be able to deal with some difficult situations. You should have a good understanding of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017. You should be resilient, be able to solve problems, manage a caseload and meet deadlines as well as being able to work on your own initiative and as part of the team.
Please note the successful candidate will be required to work on a rota to cover the Homelessness Out of Hours Service.
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
Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services by email: email@example.com
Please note that CVs are not acceptable.
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