Directorate: Adult Social Services
Starting salary: Career Grade JG5:- £22,183 per annum / JG6:- £25,481 per annum
Location: Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Monday 24 January 2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Homeless Prevention Team for a Homeless Prevention Assistant.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated and robust individual with experience of homelessness prevention or related work e.g. advice/welfare benefits, and a proven track record of providing excellent customer service. 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.
You will be the first point of contact for clients who are homeless or who are threatened with homelessness. The role is customer facing and involves carrying out homeless assessments and then helping to resolve their housing issue or 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
Progression through the grades will be based on demonstrating a proactive attitude to work and achieving consistent excellent outcomes for your clients using your knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Lynn Trigg – Homeless Prevention Manager on 01934 426150.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
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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.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.