Homelessness Prevention and Assessment Officer
There has never been a more exciting time to join Wirral Council. We are looking for a Homelessness Prevention and Assessment Officer to deliver a professional Housing Options and Homelessness service across the borough.
ABOUT THE JOB
You will identify problems causing potential homelessness and provide tailored solutions, advice and assistance to facilitate and secure alternative settled accommodation and prevent homelessness.
You will be required to ensure that housing advice and assistance is given to all clients with due regard to housing legislation (under the 1996 Housing Act, Homelessness Act 2002 & Children’s Act 1989) within the agreed timescales ensuring compliance to the requirements of the legislation.
The role is predominantly remote working, however you may need to attend occasional office days/team meetings in the future.
The successful applicant will have detailed knowledge and understanding of the current Homelessness legislation (1996 Homeless Act & Homeless Act 2002) and The Children’s Act 1989.
You will need to have knowledge and experience working within a homeless service environment – ideally front-line services.
You will have the ability to negotiate and work assertively, yet in a sensitive manner with those who are potentially homeless to ensure that they achieve a realistic understanding of their situation and to discuss the options available to them.
At Wirral Council, we work together to make Wirral a place we can all be proud of. We know Wirral Council touches almost every aspect of residents’ lives. That is a huge responsibility. Our vision is to create equity for people and place and opportunities for all to secure the best possible future for our residents, communities and businesses.
Wirral is thriving and constantly changing. We have completely rewritten who we are as an organisation. It’s an exciting time for our borough as we progress our ambitious plans and developments. Our priorities are developed based on what our residents have told us they want and need.
In response we’re working to:
Build a prosperous and inclusive economy for residents and businesses.
Create a sustainable environment to and lead the way on tackling climate change.
Provide safe and pleasant communities.
Support residents to lead active and healthy lives.
Provide brighter futures for our children, young people and their families.
At Wirral, we really care about developing our people. Your career aspirations are important to us. We want to know what matters to you. We want to know how we can help you in the next step on your journey. We encourage learning in the flow of work, we know that collaborative learning works really well here. Most importantly, we strive for a person led learning culture. Our people are supported by their managers in their learning and are backed by the organisation.
We have an attractive rewards and benefits package for employees that is free to join and offers a range of discounts in over 7000 outlets on shopping, dining out, theatre, cinema, experiences and much more. Current schemes offer the opportunity to purchase technology, cars, phones and bicycles.
You will enjoy our generous annual leave offer, entitled to 27 days leave per year, plus 8 additional public holidays. Your entitlement will increase to 32 days plus the public holidays after 5 years of service. You may also choose to purchase additional annual leave.
It is important to us that our people feel happy, healthy and engaged at work. Our wellbeing offer for staff focuses on what you need to have more great days at work, including access to an Employee Assistance Programme, Occupational health support, a discount at invigor8 gyms and Travel and cycle loans.
We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible, so we just ask that you upload your CV, provide a brief covering statement and provide further information against a couple of specific questions.
This recruitment campaign is being managed by JGP Resourcing. Please contact James Miller for more information about this role at email@example.com or 07401 070140. You can download a copy of the job description in full, as well as a document detailing the values of Wirral Council below.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic next step in your career at Wirral Council. Apply today!