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Homeless Reconnection Officer

  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1504
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

Starting salary: £38,297
Job Level: Level 4, Zone 1
Work Location: 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG
Hours per week: 36
Contract type: Fixed Term – 12 months
Closing date: Sunday 2nd October 2022, 23:59

Interviews to be held: Week commencing 10th October 2022
Alternative flexible working options available / open to discussion

Anonymised Application – in keeping with Camden’s commitment to inclusion the recruitment to this role is anonymised and supports the objective of reducing the impact of unconscious bias.

About us

Camden is listening to everyone, including you.

We’re giving a platform to people inside and outside our community. Because, we’re not just home to the UK’s fast-growing economy. We’re home to the most important conversations happening today. And we’re making radical social change a reality, so that nobody gets left behind. Here’s where you can help decide a better future for us all.

The role

We are looking to recruit to the position of a Homeless Reconnection Officer to support the Royal Free London hospital team in the timely discharge of rough sleepers into short-term step-down accommodation. This is a 12-month secondment opportunity as part of the Department Health & Social Care winter funding initiative.

You will work alongside the hospital discharge team in identifying homeless rough sleepers who are ready for discharge. You will be responsible for developing a discharge plan with the individual, support them into step down accommodation at Olallo House and then work intensively with the individual to address their health and social care needs as well as secure more long-term accommodation

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and will require an Enhanced DBS.

About you

We are looking for someone who has a passion for working with homeless people and ideally with experience and knowledge of Camden’s housing pathways.

You will have a working knowledge of housing and homelessness legislation as well as housing options for homeless adults. You will have an awareness of services available to rough sleepers, homeless applicants and vulnerable adults and experience of making referrals to both statutory and voluntary agencies.

Additionally, you’ll have the ability to assess risk in a variety of settings and scenarios. Ability to apply this skill in documented form and in dynamic and changing circumstances on a day-to-day basis.

To find out more about what it is like to work at Camden, meet some of our People by visiting 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/our-stories'.

Working for Camden

We’re ready to welcome your ideas, your views, and your rebellious spirit. Help us redefine how we’re supporting people, and we’ll redefine what a career can be.

If that sounds good to you, we’d love to talk.

At Camden, you’ll receive a host of benefits as well as joining a flexible working employer. Visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits' to see full details of our benefits.

Additional information

To view the Job Profile, please CLICK HERE or copy and paste the below URL into your browser: http://camdocs.camden.gov.uk/HPRMWebDrawer/Record/9718382/file/document?inline

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application you will be required to demonstrate how you meet the role criteria noted in the Job Profile under the “About You” section.

Inclusion and Diversity

We want Camden Council to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBT+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that equalities and justice remains at the heart of everything we do.

To discover more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit 'www.camdenjobs.co.uk/staff-benefits'.

Asking for Adjustments

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk or post to 5 Pancras Square, London, N1C 4AG

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  • Employer: Camden Council
  • Reference: 1504
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/10/2022, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: London

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