Homeless Prevention Support Officer

Homeless Prevention Support Officer (Housing Strategy and Needs)

Salary: SK8 £20,520 per annum

South Kesteven District Council has ambitious growth plans at the top of its agenda and a vision to create thriving communities where people want to live, work and invest…. so why not be part of this exciting journey. We’re looking for people with drive, enthusiasm and creativity to join us as we work differently and become more commercially and customer focused.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to work for a council that is changing and going places. Many people are attracted to the area because of its excellent location for the A1 and the East Coast Mainline (London is only an hour away), its quality relatively inexpensive housing and its high achieving schools.

Our staff have a huge part to play in our success and we will invest in our people to make sure we have the right skills to apply to the right things.  Times are changing, and we want to ensure our people feel well supported and engaged to help the district thrive and succeed.

We are looking to appoint homeless prevention support officers who are able to communicate effectively and in a sensitive manner. Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate good negotiation skills and focus on solutions to achieve a positive outcome for clients. You will be our first point of contact for customers with housing needs and will carry out initial assessments to establish what assistance we can offer to the customer. We offer a training package for the candidate with the skills we need to ensure the provision of timely and appropriate first stage and ongoing housing advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, working closely with the Homeless Prevention team.

We are recruiting for 2 full time positions, and 1 part time equivalent, working 18 and a half hours.

As part of our excellent service offer to customers, you will be expected to maintain links to other agencies and other teams within the local authority to ensure that clients receive an excellent service. It is envisaged that you will deputise for team members when necessary in delivering the service across the District

This is an exciting time for us and you will help to shape and embed our new service structure.

For full job details and to apply for this vacancy please visit: http://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/jobs

The closing date for receipt of all completed applications is 21st February 2018

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