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Rough Sleeping Officer

Location: East Midlands
Sector: Public Sector and Government
Salary: £25 - £28 per hour + Negotiable / DOE
Type: Contract

Job Description

  • To provide comprehensive advice in accordance with Housing Act 1996, Homeless Act 2002, Homeless Reduction Act 2017 and Code of Guidance to prevent homelessness by enabling people to remain in their own homes or to find alternative accommodation
  • Effectively allocate funds from the Rough Sleeper Prevention Fund to assist people off the streets into accommodation
  • To undertake outreach sessions at local prisons, hospitals, supported and emergency accommodation in order to prevent rough sleeping.
  • To liaise with accommodation providers to ensure best use of supported and emergency accommodation in the city
  • To assist in the discharge of the councils statutory duty to homeless people (prevention, relief and full duty) by the most appropriate option following a housing assessment
  • To participate or to convene as appropriate case conferences or multi-agency meetings to enable the best solution to be found for a particular customer.
  • To keep detailed notes on all cases and referrals and to maintain and update manual or computerised record systems, ensuring that colleagues have the information they need on individual customers and that monitoring and performance is available and current
  • To negotiate and mediate, with and on behalf of, customers; to encourage customers to make decisions that are in their best interest
  • Safeguarding:- To demonstrate commitment and support for safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk.

Vivid Resourcing are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law.

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