Homeless Prevention Officer

Homeless Prevention Officer
Westminster, London
Temporary - 3 Month Contract (Possibility for extension)
Full-Time, 36 hours - Hybrid Working Available

Responsibilities:



  • Collaborate with the Homelessness Prevention & Commissioning service managers to oversee homelessness prevention, outreach rough sleeping, and homelessness commissioning.

  • Prevent homelessness and rough sleeping through proactive measures.

  • Conduct assessments of needs and implement interventions to support complex clients.

  • Facilitate access to high-quality, specialised supported housing and semi-independent provision.

  • Support successful transitions into independent accommodation with appropriate transitional support.

  • Process and administer work to address the physical and mental health needs of rough sleepers.

  • Collaborate with managers and the team to ensure timely access to appropriate accommodation, including emergency accommodation, for rough sleepers and homeless individuals.

  • Implement strategies directed by managers and oversight of commissioners and providers to establish a single point of contact and increase uptake of Private Rented Sector (PRS) offers.

  • Uphold and promote the aims of the council's equality and diversity policies to ensure non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work.


Requirements:



  • Demonstrable experience in supporting vulnerable customers and clients in a busy environment.

  • Proficiency in IT and computer systems, including document management.

  • Strong problem-solving, organisational, and prioritisation skills.

  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Understanding of budget/resource management and project/program management.

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and liaise effectively with stakeholders.

  • Initiative and self-drive to work without supervision.



If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send your CV now for consideration.

If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Alex at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208 966 or send an E-Mail to alex.yates@servicecare.org.uk




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