Single Homeless Support Officer
1 Year Fixed Term Contract
30 hours per week
The Council is committed to preventing homelessness and supporting residents who have been homeless back to settle lives in our community.
To ensure that the right help is available the Council launched a new Housing Support Service in August 2020.
- Delivers tailored floating housing support to residents who are at risk of losing their homes;
- Supports people moving to independence set up their new home; and,
- Provides an accommodation based service for single homeless people who need a period of support before moving to independence.
Our accommodation based service will provides 10 units of accommodation for single people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, offering a settled base for up to 2 years. In this time we will support then to access the services they need to move on to independence in the community.
We are looking for someone to work with residents in their journey towards to independence and to settled lives in the community.
The right candidate will be excellent communicator, committed to delivering person- centered support, and able to work with a range of vulnerable clients in their homes to deliver positive housing, health and personal outcomes.
If you have the skills and drive to support us in delivering and developing this important new service we look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date for applications is 17th September 2021
Interviews will take place in person week commencing 20th September 2021
Please see the job description and person specification for more details, and if you have any further queries please contact Louise Small, Housing Support Team Leader, on 01276 707100.
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Surrey Heath Borough Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online via the link provided.
Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707126 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements.
All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.
For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. To reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. If you choose to submit your CV with your application form we request that you remove all your personal details before uploading your CV. This will ensure that Managers cannot see your personal details when completing their shortlist. If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date.
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