Starting salary: £40,652
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Fixed term/Secondment for 18 months
Closing date: Tuesday 26th September 2023 at 23:59
Interviews to be held: TBC
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion
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About the team
Camden is in the top five Local Authority areas impacted by rough sleeping in the UK and is second to Westminster in numbers of those rough sleeping in London. Therefore, as a borough we need to work efficiently and collaboratively to ensure rough sleeping is rare, brief and non-recurrent in Camden.
The Rough Sleeping team and the Homelessness Prevention Team sit within the Housing Solutions Service. This post will work between both teams, reporting to the Rough Sleeping Commissioner and receive professional supervision from Homelessness Prevention Service Manager.
This post is funded by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities ‘Rough Sleeping Initiative’ that has been designated to Camden. The ambition for the role is for the post holder to work collaboratively with Camden’s rough sleeping outreach team, Routes off The Streets, and other Rough Sleeping Initiative (RSI) funded projects.
The Lead Homelessness Prevention Advisor (Rough Sleeping) will play a vital role in ensuring people who have a history of rough sleeping or who are currently rough sleeping have a specialist contact point with the Homelessness Prevention Team. The role will enhance Camden’s ability to prevent rough sleeping through rapid and tailored assessments and interventions under the existing Homelessness Reduction Act.
The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a case load of vulnerable homeless individuals. Often these people will have multiple disadvantages and may require additional support. This includes intensive casework intervention so that they can access or accept housing and support in their home area and are linked with appropriate services to sustain the outcome.
The post holder will work in a flexible and intensive way to meet the needs of people with multiple disadvantages who may find it hard to engage with a traditional homelessness prevention service.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS. Please note Camden also offers the DBS update service.
To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.
To be considered for this fantastic opportunity it is essential the successful candidate has a good working knowledge of housing and homelessness legislation including some of the housing options for homeless adults. You will have an awareness of rough sleeping patterns in central London and of the delivery models designed to tackle the issue. Additionally, you’ll have experience of working with people who have experienced rough sleeping or other multiple disadvantages and understand how this impacts their day-to-day lives.
The ideal candidate will be adept at managing their time, can show resilience and tenacity in the face of problems, and can establish partnerships with other professions to achieve excellent outcomes for their clients.
If you are passionate about preventing homelessness and have a creative and innovative approach to finding solutions for residents we would love to hear from you.
Working for Camden
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting our communities, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.
At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.
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We will only consider applications from candidates who complete a ‘Why Me – Supporting Statement’ and address the criteria outlined in the ‘About Me’ section of the Job Profile.
Inclusion and Diversity
We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.
To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: https://www.camdenjobs.co.uk/inclusion-and-diversity
Asking for Adjustments
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