Ref. 62785

Hospital Discharge Housing Officer

  • Location: Brent, England
  • Salary: £25.17 - £25.17 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time
  • Contact: Michael Bowen

Seven Social Care is looking for a Hospital Discharge Housing Officer at London Borough of Brent Council

Job Purpose:

To be responsible for the provision of high quality housing options, advice and assistance to people living in supported housing, hostels and Registered Care Homes to enable them to move into secure and settled alternative accommodation.

This will involve assisting clients to avoid the experience of temporary accommodation by engaging with all necessary parties including landlords and other excluders to stop the loss of their current accommodation followed by a planned move to the Private Rented Sector where appropriate.

The postholder will have the ability to deal with a range of cases, including complex cases which may be subject to judicial review and ombudsman enquiries.

The postholder will have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and procedures on homelessness and to provide innovative advice and solutions when dealing with complex and difficult cases.

The postholder will lead on carrying out assessments and referrals and manage waiting lists/vacancies for supported accommodation, making decisions in order that suitable clients are matched to the most appropriate vacancy.

The post holder is responsible for facilitating safe and timely discharge from hospital and works closely with hospital staff to make this happen and support discharge from hospitals for all Brent residents who need support from social care or housing on discharge including:

? Northwick Park Hospital

? Central Middlesex Hospital

? Royal Free, Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals

? Imperial Group: St Mary’s Hospital, Charing Cross, and Hammersmith

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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