Single Homeless Pathway Officer
£39,951 - £42,840
Fixed Term 12 months
Newham Council is building a new single homeless pathway and we are looking for an experienced housing advisor to undertake this exciting opportunity. This role does offer flexibility to work from home but the post holder will need to regularly meet with residents and support workers at various local supported housing settings, attend relevant meetings and other activities which require face-to-face contact.
This involves triaging referrals, assessing clients’ needs and referring clients to the most appropriate service to meet their needs. The role requires close operational partnership with a number of key stakeholders including Newham HPAS, Newham IRSS commissioning team and Street Outreach Services.
Day-to-day the post holder must identify any barriers to move on within the pathway and find solutions involving both internal and external partners and stakeholders.
The post holder will be systematic and thorough in their approach, as well as being able to manage and balance a variety of competing priorities on a daily basis. This is an exciting high profile role, and is an opportunity to closely joint work with a range of partners and commissioners.
For more infomation about the role, please email Andrew Tonkin, Head of HPAS at firstname.lastname@example.org so a conversation can be arranged.
About the job
Homelessness in London is a big problem with more than 2000 single persons expected to approach London Borough of Newham this year.
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who have some background either in housing, homelessness or a relevant public sector field. You should be knowledgeable about the causes of homelessness and the difficulties for Local Authorities in addressing the problem.
Although it is not the primary focus of the role, you will be responsible for assessing people’s housing needs and applying the relevant legislation.
Whilst this role is fixed term for 12 months this is due to funding arrangements and it is anticipated this will continue for the foreseeable future.
You should have experience of:
- working with a diverse and vulnerable clientele, either face-to-face, on the phone or through email.
- working in a service within a pressurised and high profile environment within a multi-disciplinary team, providing a quality service.
- achieving performance targets and meeting departmental goals
- working alongside internal and external stakeholders to achieve objectives
- producing high quality written communications to a corporate standard
To Apply (Please Read!)
You must submit a supporting statement through our recruitment portal. The supporting statement must demonstrate how you meet the relevant requirements listed in the person specification section of the job description. This should be no more than 2 sides of A4. Applications which do not contain a personal statement, do not reference the legislation or are longer than 2 sides are likely to be dismissed.
Shortlisting decisions will be based on candidates' relevant experience and on candidates' suitability for the role in line with the person specification, as described in your supporting statement.
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12th February 2024
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