Directorate: People and Communities
Starting salary: JG7:- £28,672 per annum
Location: Based in the Town Hall, Weston-super-Mare
Hours: 37 hours per week
Closing date: Friday 18 September 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 Officer.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual with a strong background of homelessness prevention or related work e.g. advice/welfare benefits. You will need to have excellent 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 individuals and families, many of whom have multiple vulnerabilities and support needs.
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.
As well as preventing homelessness the post holder will be expected to carry out in-depth homelessness investigations under the relevant legislation.
This is an exceptionally demanding role and the successful candidate will need to be resilient and self-motivated. You should ideally have experience in housing/social work.
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.
Want to know more and apply?
For an informal discussion, please contact Lynn Trigg on 01934 426150.
Visit www.n-somerset.gov.uk/jobs to download an application pack and apply online.
Anticipated interview date: To be confirmed