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Rough Sleeper Navigator

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
01/08/2022
Advert End Date:
21/08/2022 23:59
Salary:
Grade 5 (SCP 17-22) £24,920 - £27,514
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Housing
Vacancy ID:
230336
Employment Location:
Agile
Number of posts:
1
Closing date:
21 Aug
Further Information

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.

As a Rough Sleeper Navigator you will provide a comprehensive, proactive and intensive intervention package to individuals who have multiple complex needs and who are verified as sleeping rough. The aim of the role is to secure suitable accommodation for these individuals working in partnership with the outreach team and the Rough Sleeper Coordinator.

The successful candidate should have knowledge of homeless legislation and have experience of working with those who have experienced homelessness. You should be aware of the challenges vulnerable people face and have a caring nature whilst also being able to deal with difficult situations.

Please note this role will require working as part of a rota to cover the Homelessness Out of Hours Service as well as assisting, on occasions with early morning outreach and bi-monthly rough sleeper counts.

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: 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.