Directorate: People and Communities
Starting salary: JG5:- £21,589 per annum
Location: Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term for up to 12 months
Closing date: Friday 03 July 2020
Are you as passionate about preventing homelessness as we are?
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Homeless Prevention Team for a Homeless Prevention Assistant on a one year fixed term contract.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual with experience of homelessness prevention or related work e.g. advice/welfare benefits. You will need to have strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with colleagues, other departments and statutory and voluntary agencies to provide an effective prevention focused service for homeless applicants, many of whom have multiple vulnerabilities and support needs.
The role is customer facing, carrying out interviews with clients who are homeless or who are threatened with homelessness and then helping them to resolve their housing issue or to help them find suitable alternative housing.
You will be able to manage a caseload and most of all you must be committed to and have a clear understanding of the need for early intervention in a range of household problems that have the potential to cause a housing crisis
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Lynn Trigg, Homeless Prevention Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01934 426150
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed
North Somerset Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. North Somerset Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.