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Homeless Persons Officer

  • Job reference: 22010
  • Location: East London, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Housing Support
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Job description: Homeless Persons Officer
An East London Borough are recruiting for a Homeless Persons Officer to work with people who have been homeless in the past and who, after a time in a hostel, are now ready to move on to a private rented property, supporting them through the process.

The Role
The focus of the role is supporting people moving out of homelessness hostels in to their own privately rented property. This will require working with the person in their current home, building their confidence, helping them in a practical way to get services in place in their new home and making links with the local community. The target is to support the person in settling and successfully maintaining their tenancy in the long term.

The Candidate
To be considered for the role you will require experience of casework, identifying people's needs, working with them to solve problems and, ideally, experience of providing support to assist people maintain their tenancies.
You will need to have a good knowledge of housing related benefits, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong record of detailed working with a range of organisations to achieve positive outcomes for your client. You will need to have your own transport because you will be regularly travelling around the borough.

The Contract
This is a full time 36 hour role on an initial 2 month contract with a chance of being extended

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk
You can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.