Housing Enablement Officer
£26,511 - £32,234 per annum
37 hours per week
Fixed Term 12 month contract
This role is based at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit and also covers the MH Rehab Sites at the Willows and Stewart House
The Housing Enablement Team (HET) is a dynamic and flexible service designed to support patients in hospital who have housing issues that are preventing their discharge. You will assist the service by providing advice and support to patients around housing, homelessness and tenancy related issues.
You will assist with housing applications for hospital patients in accordance with the City and County District Council’s Allocations Policies and you will maintain appropriate computerised and manual records.
You will work in a MDT setting and ensure effective liaison with key partners and officers in associated organisations and Councils to develop cross boundary strategies on promoting and delivering against the reduction of delays to hospital discharge.
You will have previous housing/homelessness experience as well as string knowledge of preventative homelessness practice, private rented sector housing and housing legislation. Basic working knowledge of the social care and health sectors will also be useful.
You will be able to work individually and as part of a team with minimum supervision, managing your own caseload and be able to assess a patient’s housing needs and plan and carry out resolutions to secure accommodation to enable discharge.
You will be able to deal sensitively with customers/patients with a variety of support needs, including mental ill health and be able to support patients in potentially difficult situations.
You will be at the Bradgate Mental Health Unit and also work with patients in the MH Rehab Sites at the Willows and Stewart House. On occasion, you may also need to support HET colleagues working in the UHL hospitals.
Please note that this job requires the post holder to visit different wards which may be some distance from each other and attend meetings at various different locations in the hospitals.
Benefits of working with us include a local government pension scheme, exciting career opportunities and flexible working including a flexi-time scheme. To find out more, click on the link below Employee benefits
To find out more about the job and what it is like to work for us, please contact Kyle Richardson, Housing Enablement Team Leader on 0771 7803309 for an informal discussion.
Blaby District Council want their workforce to reflect the make up the community we serve, and we therefore welcome applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Should you have any technical issues when applying, please call the Human Resources team on 0116 2727517.
Closing date: 29th November 2021
Interview date: 9th December 2021
Please note: If you are a disabled applicant and you meet all of the essential criteria of the Job Description and Person Specification you will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme. You just need to let us know on the application form. Please note, there may be occasions where it may not be appropriate to interview all applicants under this scheme, this may be due to high number of applications or seasonal high peak times, however the recruiting manager will select the applicant who best meets the essential criteria of the job profile.