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Homelessness Officer

  • Location

    East London, London

  • Sector:

    Housing

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £19 - £22 per hour + DOE

  • Contact:

    Sky Harp

  • Contact email:

    sky@remedymedical.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    22

  • Salary low:

    19

  • Job ref:

    SKY_1560524867

  • Published:

    1 day ago

  • Duration:

    ongoing

  • Expiry date:

    2019-07-14

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Remedy Recruitment Group are looking for a Homelessness Officer for a Local Authority in East London.

Job Purpose

Reducing rough sleeping is a government priority and Housing Solutions within the London Borough of Waltham Forest have successfully bid for funding to work on this. Part of the funding is to appoint somebody who would work with people who have been homeless in the past and who, after a time in a hostel, are now ready to move on to a private rented property. This is an exciting piece of work that we think will make a real difference to vulnerable people's lives. The role will require working with the person in their current home, building their confidence, helping them in a practical way to get services in place in their new home and making links with the local community. The target is to support the person in settling and successfully maintaining their tenancy in the long term. The successful applicant for this post will have experience of casework, identifying people's needs, working with them to solve problems and, ideally, experience of providing support to assist people maintain their tenancies. You will need to have a good knowledge of housing related benefits, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong record of detailed working with a range of organisations to achieve positive outcomes for your client. You will need to have your own transport because you will be regularly travelling around Waltham Forest as part of your resettlement role.

You will need to be:

HCPC registered

Eligible to work in the UK

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