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Homeless Prevention Officer

£23500 - £24900 per annum Salary is under review

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Job Title: Homeless Prevention Officer

Job Type: Temporary

Location: Solihull - Birmingham

Industry: Homelessness - Social Care

Do you have an understanding of homelessness, alcohol and health related issues, and experience of working with adults in an addictions, housing or social care setting?

On behalf of a highly reputable and respected charity, I am seeking a Homeless Prevention Officer to join and compliment their team. You will become an important member of an organisation who offers services for adults who use or are affected by substance use, homelessness and gambling. The housing service covers support for clients who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless, as well as a more structured longer term floating support service to enable clients to maintain their tenancies.

As a Homeless Prevention Officer you will:

  • Be understanding the barriers clients face accessing accommodation
  • Recognising that secure and stable housing is key to recovery and the ability to engage in treatment is impacted by those experiencing homelessness.
  • Working in various locations across Solihull, including advice surgeries in community settings, home visits/outreach visits and office-based, the role entails reaching out to hard to engage clients.
  • Handling tenancy sign ups and evictions when required - health and safety checks on site
  • To utilise legal advice services to effectively advocate on service users behalf

Key Requirements of a Homeless Prevention Officer:

  • Proven track record of working in homeless prevention previously / working with local authority / health services
  • Understanding of homeless assessments and housing legislation
  • Car driver is highly desired as the role will involve travel over the Solihull and Birmingham area
  • DBS issued in the last 12 months or on the update service

Experience of supporting clients in finding accommodation and supporting to prevent those at risk of becoming homeless is essential.

If you feel you meet the criteria for a Homeless Prevention Officer please apply within, for more details you can reach me on the office line 0121 631 5930.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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