Senior Homeless Practitioner
SO2 £34,689 - £35,949 p.a
- Senior Homeless Practitioner
- SO2 £34,689 - £35,949 p.a
- 12 months (Fixed Term/ Secondment for up to 12 months)
- Full time - 35 hours per week
- 222 Upper Street, London N1 1XR
- £34,689 - £35,949 p.a.
- Today at 23:59
We're determined to make Islington fairer. To create a place where everyone, whatever their background, has the opportunity to reach their potential and enjoy a good quality of life.
We also have an ambitious goal – to be the best council in the country – with every employee clear about the part they play and inspired, focused and supported to give their very best.
We want to build an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us achieve our goals and provide the best services possible to our residents.
Our values and behaviours
‘Be Islington’ is about setting a clear challenge about what it means to be an Islington employee and sets the standard for every new recruit.
We ask our employees to ‘Be Islington’ – playing their part in working together for a fairer borough and to always be collaborative, be ambitious, be resourceful, and be empowering (‘CARE’).
Senior Housing Practitioner
An opportunity has arisen within the Housing Needs for a Senior Housing Practitioner. This position will assist the Homeless Casework Manager in providing a statutory function of assessing homeless applicants who approach the council including the placement of clients in temporary accommodation, interviewing clients, collation of statistics and dealing with telephone enquiries.
We are looking for enthusiastic people with experience of working as part of a team in a highly pressurised housing environment who can work within the Homeless Casework Team including dealing with case back log.
You will have a good experience of dealing with the public, assessing complex cases, providing practical advice in a housing or welfare field. You will provide a high-quality, responsive and customer-focused service, and give advice and information about housing prospects, choice and entitlement to customers.
Other requirements include:
- The ability to use a database to input, extract and update information.
- The ability to communicate well at all levels and provide sound legal advice both verbally and in writing.
- The ability to organise your own work and work as part of a team.
Closing date: Wednesday 28th July 2021 @ 23:59pm
Interview and test Date: TBC
For further details please contact Patricia Essoo on 0207 527 6322 or Demi Lawal on 0207 527 6329 or email Patricia.email@example.com or Demi.Lawal@islington.gov.uk
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Patricia Essoo
- Job title
- Homeless case work Manager
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0207 527 6322
- Additional information
For further details please contact Patricia Essoo on 0207 527 6322 or Demi Lawal on 0207 527 6329 or email Patricia.Essoo@islington.gov.uk or Demi.Lawal@islington.gov.uk
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