Job vacancy details
Homeless Prevention Officers x2
|Employer||Reading Borough Council | Directorate of Education, Social Services and Housing||Reference||HCC0785|
|Published||Thu 05/07/2012 15:27 PM||Closing Date||Thu 19/07/2012 23:59 PM|
|Working Pattern||Full Time, Part Time, Contract position||Hours||1x 37 hours per week – 9 months fixed-term – 1x 23 hours per week (3 days per week) 9 months contract to cover maternity leave •|
|Salary||RG5: £23,708 – £28,636 pa (Successful candidates will normally start at the first point of the grade to which they are appointed)||DBS Check||Enhanced|
Reading Borough Council is looking for committed and enthusiastic individuals to join our busy Housing Advice Team. The main focus of the role will be to prevent homelessness and this will involve working with a number of agencies and customers. Experience of undertaking comprehensive assessments is essential.
You will need to have a good understanding of the housing issues facing a broad section of the community as well as knowledge of the complexity of problems people may have to overcome.
You will need to be organised and methodical and have the confidence to work on your own initiative.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are key and you will be willing to work in a pressured environment, making difficult decisions in a short period of time.
If you feel you have the resilience, spirit and drive to take on a challenge, then this could be the job for you.For further information, please contact Beverley Belgrave on 0118 937 2307 .
An Enhanced Criminal Records Disclosure will be sought from the successful candidates.
Closing date: 19 July 2012 • Interview date: tbc