Housing and Welfare Support Officer (Fixed Term) – Ref RT67119

Civic Centre, Walsall
Salary G6 £22,684 - £26,732 per annum
16 Sep 2019
01 Oct 2019
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Job Type
Community, Housing
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Fixed Term Contract
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Housing and Welfare Support Officer (Fixed Term) – Ref RT67119
Salary G6 £22,684 - £26,732 per annum

The role is for an initial fixed term 12 month period (37 hours per week) funded through Government office working with rough sleepers and individuals who are repeat homelessness by supporting vulnerable adults, including homeless people, former rough sleepers, offenders and those with complex needs who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness.

To work alongside the housing & welfare officers to access secure housing and when the individual is ready gain access to support services available to help them deal with issues such as substance misuse and mental health.

Supporting these customers to develop and improve new and existing skills, knowledge and confidence to break and prevent the cycle of homelessness and sustain independent living is a pivotal part of this role and to support the transition.

The successful candidates will work with our established support team, the role will be challenging, frustrating at times but ultimately rewarding.

This post is covered by the Government’s Code of Practice on the English Language Fluency Duty for public sector workers.  The post holder will be required to communicate verbally with customers and provide advice and/or information in accurate spoken English.

Closing date: Sunday 29th September 2019

Walsall Council takes seriously the responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all the children, young people and vulnerable adults entrusted to our care and it is our expectation that all staff will share this commitment. We will ensure continuous development and improvement of robust recruitment processes and procedures that promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce. Completion of an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is a requirement for working with children and young people.  

Note: Applicants appointed to posts that require an enhanced DBS clearance must declare any periods of time that they have lived, studied or worked abroad and be prepared to provide an Overseas Criminal Records Certificate (OCRC) or a Statement of Good Conduct (SOGC) relating to anytime they were overseas

Supporting documents
RT67119 JDES Housing & Welfare Support Officer.pdf

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