Housing Solutions Officer - Internal

Economy & Infrastructure
Growth & Housing
Growth & Housing
Housing Solutions Officer (Rough Sleeping Initiative)
Civic Centre 3, Huddersfield, HD1 2TG
Not expected to go beyond 31st March 2021
£22,462 - £29,636

This job is internally restricted. To apply for this job you must be an employee of the Council for the duration of the recruitment process – up to and including the start date. You must also be a substantive employee (or an employee with 12 months continuous service or more) of the Council or an Apprentice. Please note that if you work for an Academy you are not an employee of the Council.  

Rough Sleepers Initiative. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Kirklees Housing Solutions. 

The position will be for 12 months working within the Rough Sleeping Initiative team, helping those that are currently or have been rough sleeping to access, sustain and maintain effective long term accommodation and support.   

The team provides one to one intensive support and assistance to clients with complex support needs and chaotic lifestyles. These frequently arise as a result of mental health issues, drug and alcohol misuse and ongoing safeguarding issues. 

The nature of this work is challenging and the expectation is that the successful candidate will be prepared to take an assertive approach to ensure that support plans are completed 

You will also be expected to make links with partner organisations involved in rough sleeping work or who have contact with rough sleepers, including the police, Primary Care Networks, voluntary sector providers and so forth. 

The team are based at Civic 3 in Huddersfield, but the role will involve significant travel throughout Kirklees. 

Should you require any further information please contact Donna Harkins, Team Manager. 

An enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check will be required for this job.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process. 

It may be possible for you to apply for this job as a secondment – please contact HR Recruitment for advice.

07 June 2020, 11:55 PM

This job is subject to an enhanced DBS check.  A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.
To apply for this job as a secondment you must be a substantive employee of the Council with over 6 months continuous service and have successfully completed your probation period.  

Applications for secondments will only be accepted if approved by your manager, you will be asked to confirm on your application form that you have the relevant permission.  

If you are refused permission to apply for a secondment please contact HR Recruitment to register the refusal.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable adults and children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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