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Brent Council - Hospital Discharge Housing Officer

Brent Council - Hospital Discharge Housing Officer

  • Location

    Brent, London

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    £18 - £20.93 per hour

  • Contact:

    Mikeala Osborn

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  • Published:

    20 days ago

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Job Purpose:

To be responsible for the provision of high quality housing options, advice and assistance to people living in supported housing, hostels and Registered Care Homes to enable them to move into secure and settled alternative accommodation. This will involve assisting clients to avoid the experience of temporary accommodation by engaging with all necessary parties including landlords and other excluders to stop the loss of their current accommodation followed by a planned move to the Private Rented Sector where appropriate. The postholder will have the ability to deal with a range of cases, including complex cases which may be subject to judicial review and ombudsman enquiries. The successful candidate will have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and procedures on homelessness and to provide innovative advice and solutions when dealing with complex and difficult cases.

You will lead on carrying out assessments and referrals and manage waiting lists/vacancies for supported accommodation, making decisions in order that suitable clients are matched to the most appropriate vacancy.

The successful candidate is responsible for facilitating safe and timely discharge from hospital and works closely with hospital staff to make this happen and support discharge from hospitals for all Brent residents who need support from social care or housing on discharge including:

  • Northwick Park Hospital
  • Central Middlesex Hospital
  • Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals
  • Imperial Group: St Mary's Hospital, Charing Cross, and Hammersmith

You will need to be:

Social work england registered
Eligible to work in the UK
Atleast 1 year post qualifying experience

If you do not have the required experience, you will not be contacted.

Why Choose Remedy?

Competitive pay rates
Access to exclusive roles that aren't available from other agencies
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Up to £250 for each social work professional you refer to us who we place*

If you are interested and would like to find out more please apply to this advert with a copy of your updated CV. Alternatively, please send your CV directly