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Homeless Response Officer - East Lothian - 4-6 months

Job Title: Homeless Response Officer - East Lothian - 4-6 months
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Musselburgh, Midlothian
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Salary: Up to £128 per day
Start Date: asap
Reference: BBBH57319_1525173005
Contact Name: Emer Meehan
Contact Email: e.meehan@parity.net
Job Published: May 01, 2018 12:10

Job Description

Homeless Response Officer - East Lothian - 4-6 months

Homelessness / Prevention / Homeless / Housing

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Homeless Response Officer for a 4 - 6 months contract based in East Lothian.

Candidates will ideally hold a valid PVG Certificate or be happy to undergo this clearance.

Duties will include but are not limited to -

  • Meeting the legal and policy obligations towards homeless or households threatened with homelessness.
  • Conduct homelessness assessments
  • Arranging and identifying support needs
  • Secure emergency accommodation or temporary accommodation
  • Participate in the out of hours emergency services rota

Essential Skills -

  • Educated to HNC or SVQ level 3 in housing, health or social work and / or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through relevant experience
  • Previous experience of working in homeless and homeless prevention cases including homeless assessment process.
  • Experience of case recording
  • Understanding of specific needs that people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness may have.
  • Update knowledge of housing and social work legislation and changes
  • Knowledge of welfare benefits
  • Skilled user of Microsoft Office

Desirable Skills -

  • Experience of providing a range of advice relevant to homeless households
  • Experience of tenancy matters
  • Experience of dealing with challenging behaviour

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please send me your CV for consideration.

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