Prevention and Homelessness Officer

Location: Maidenhead  |  Berkshire  |  England
Sector: Social Care
Consultant: Sam Boggis
Job Reference: 43447
Salary: £15 - £18
Job Status: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care are looking for a temporary Homelessness and Prevention Officer to work with Windsor and Maidenhead Council. This role is initially for a period of 2 months and is paying £15.00 – £18.00 per hour via an umbrella company.

Role Purpose:

Identify and investigate instances of individuals sleeping rough in the borough and liaise with the Rough Sleeper Co-Ordinator, Housing Needs Department and partner agencies to deliver multi-agency interventions.

To engage with and assess the needs of individuals rough sleeping in the borough and provide information and advice on support services available whilst delivering bespoke case management to support individuals to move away from the streets for good.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify rough sleepers via assertive outreach, build a rapport and promote the well-being of clients
  • Carrying out thorough assessments, identifying priorities and ongoing needs, including establishing local connections and reconnection needs
  • Providing crisis intervention support including responding to risk such as anti-social behaviour, mental health concerns etc
  • Provide robust signposting service with referrals to relevant agencies
  • Establishing strong working relationships with services users, building trust and providing active case management for all rough sleepers
  • Supporting and encouraging service users in building links with support organisations such as accommodation providers, social services, drug and alcohol teams

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ in Health and Social Care.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current DBS check.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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.

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