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IL Officer Prevention (Level 1)

  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8982
  • Published: Wed 15/01/2020, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,589 - £23,836 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

Team: Independent Living

Job Family: CBG7 - Supporting
Salary: £21,589 to £23,856 per annum

Base Location: Watling House, Dunstable
Hours: 37 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent
Closing Date: 2nd February 2020
Interview Date: W/C 10th February 2020


More about the role:

An exciting new job opportunity has become available within the Independent Living Team at Central Bedfordshire Council. Independent Living is an integral part of the wider Housing Services Team and lies within the Social Care, Health and Housing Directorate.


We are a substantial yet cohesive team, and together are responsible for delivering excellent accommodation based support to the independent living and specialist accommodation schemes within the Council’s stock. In addition, we also provide community based housing support and are instrumental in the prevention of homelessness, enabling customers to sustain their tenancies across all tenures including private accommodation. Join our team and find your greatness Together we can work with our customers to enable them to create their own unique pathways which meet their needs, secure positive outcomes and meet their aspirations. Our customers are at the heart of our service.


We are recruiting to one position within the Independent Living Team, providing opportunities to work with and support our customers who range from aged 16 years old to end of life. We are looking for enthusiastic and skilled individuals. You should be able to communicate, advocate and negotiate effectively to produce results that enable our customers to live well independently. Housing experience is an advantage however we welcome applications from candidates with demonstrable relevant experience.


Join us and take advantage of an attractive rewards package, flexible working and the chance to learn and progress. Find your greatness by helping us to deliver excellent services to the local community’. 


Independent Living Team Core Functions


  • You will be expected to be able to coach, mentor and advocate for customers.
  • To manage and maximise income and minimise debt ensuring the continued financial viability of the Housing Service.
  • To promote affordability and financial inclusion for our customers.
  • To proactively manage and sustain tenancies, by supporting tenants to engage and contribute
  • To support residents to develop the skills and behaviours that will help them build successful lives.
  • To encourage interaction with the landlord, promote independence, aspiration and choice.
  • Considering eligibility on applications under the Local Welfare Provision
  • To proactively manage and enhance the value of the environment in and around our properties to ensure that our resident’s homes, the landscape and the environment are maintained in good condition.
  • To enable residents to live their lives free from interference or nuisance in an attractive accessible and safe place to live.
  • To empower our customers using a person-centred approach taking account of their abilities, as well as their needs; enabling them to make informed decisions and direct their own life.
  • Part of this role will be to support Homeless Reduction Act (HRA) clients


Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work.


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Jenni Nelson at Jenni.Nelson@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or on 0300 300 4327.


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at recruitment@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or call 0300 300 8000.


Safeguarding (For DBS posts only):

Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.  


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. If you do not have a CV to hand, please look on our website for a CV template that you can use to create your CV to apply for this role. http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobs/work-here/application.aspx


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  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: 8982
  • Published: Wed 15/01/2020, 10:35 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 02/02/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £21,589 - £23,836 per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Watling House, Dunstable, Bedfordshire

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