Assessment and Move On Coordinator
£19,500 – £21,000 per annum full time equivalent, plus
London Weighting of £2,950 per annum (FTE).Full time role:
Location: 3 days within Southwark Council building and 2 days Oasis Community
Housing, working at properties across the Borough of Southwark
Hours: Full Time, 37 hours per week. Fixed term for 12 months
Oasis Community Housing (OCH) is a Christian response to homelessness and disadvantage providing housing, support and other specialised services. The support provided aims to develop life skills that will enable people to live successful independent lives.
We are seeking to appoint a motivated individual to work as part of One Front Door team within the local authority assessing the needs of the young people coming through the door and signposting to appropriate services.
You would be expected to work closely in projects with all staff and service users who are engaged with supported accommodation services to access Private rented accommodation. You will be responsible for sourcing private landlords and to develop and promote comprehensive advice on housing vulnerable individuals. It would expected that you will provide training, whether 121 or in groups, to service users around tenancy sustainment and offer follow up support to the service user and landlord.
You will regularly interview and assess young people and their needs while working with social workers and relevant professionals to ensure they are getting the right housing and support. The ability to build good relationships with private landlords is important. Working closely with these landlords you will encourage them to extend tenancies beyond six months and encourage them to offer properties to homeless people working with our organisation.
By having knowledge and experience of working with young people and the complex needs of homeless people you will support colleagues to work with housing benefit services and ensure rent payments are paid to the landlord. You will be responsible for maintaining up to date knowledge of the private rented sector and housing advice.
It is essential that you possess an NVQ 2 or equivalent along with experience in housing or a related field in an advisory role. You will have a knowledge of substance misuse and its impact along with a knowledge and understanding of the complex needs faced by homeless people.
Experience of inter-agency liaison and working with the public is essential. You will have experience and be confident in implementing strategies for coping with aggression and minimising risk.
You will have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to react calmly and professionally in a crisis. Exceptional I.T skills are essential and you must be confident in using a range of software. You must be flexible with working arrangements with strong time management skills. Being in sympathy with the Christian ethos and values of the organisation and having a genuine desire to make a positive impact on the lives of disaffected people is vital within this role.
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