Housing Pathway Advisor

Housing Pathway Advisor x2
People and Place

Housing Services

Ref: G6/OL-29847

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £26,317 - £30,507 (Grade 6)
Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UH

Closing Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019 (midnight)

Shortlisting Date: Thursday 11th July 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 25th July 2019

Job Description & Person Specification.doc
Oldham Right to Work in the UK.doc

 

Role Overview:

 

Working within the Council’s busy Housing Options service, you will deliver high quality, customer focused advice and support to people in Oldham who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness. You will assist the Council in delivering its statutory homelessness duties by taking homeless applications in an effective manner and ensuring the council is legally compliant, providing an out of hours service and meeting performance targets and standards.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake detailed casework with customers who are homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • To organise specialist help and make referrals on behalf of customers to support them with specific problems e.g. substance misuse, mental health, debt management.
  • To work with colleagues who provide Temporary Accommodation Services in placing housing in line with policy and existing processes
  • To provide the Council’s Out of Hours Emergency Housing Service and Cold Weather Provision on a rota basis with other colleagues

  

Key Requirements:

 

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • Experience of working with homeless people including those with varying support needs providing advice, assistance and support.
  • Ability to negotiate and communicate  persuasively in order to achieve outcomes for customers
  • Knowledge & experience of the law governing homelessness and an understanding  of current issues in housing

 

About Us:

 

For more information about the Oldham Council, please visit: 
https://www.greater.jobs/content/4559/working-for-oldham

 

For details of how we use your data please see our privacy notice: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/downloads/file/4967/employment_privacy_notice_-_oldham_council_10

 

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy.

Location
Oldham Civic Centre
 

Housing Pathway Advisor x2
People and Place

Housing Services

Ref: G6/OL-29847

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £26,317 - £30,507 (Grade 6)
Hours: 36.66 per week

Based: Civic Centre, West Street, Oldham, OL1 1UH

Closing Date: Tuesday 9th July 2019 (midnight)

Shortlisting Date: Thursday 11th July 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 25th July 2019

Job Description & Person Specification.doc
Oldham Right to Work in the UK.doc

 

Role Overview:

 

Working within the Council’s busy Housing Options service, you will deliver high quality, customer focused advice and support to people in Oldham who find themselves homeless or at risk of homelessness. You will assist the Council in delivering its statutory homelessness duties by taking homeless applications in an effective manner and ensuring the council is legally compliant, providing an out of hours service and meeting performance targets and standards.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • To undertake detailed casework with customers who are homeless or threatened with homelessness
  • To organise specialist help and make referrals on behalf of customers to support them with specific problems e.g. substance misuse, mental health, debt management.
  • To work with colleagues who provide Temporary Accommodation Services in placing housing in line with policy and existing processes
  • To provide the Council’s Out of Hours Emergency Housing Service and Cold Weather Provision on a rota basis with other colleagues

  

Key Requirements:

 

To succeed in this role you will need as a minimum:

  • Experience of working with homeless people including those with varying support needs providing advice, assistance and support.
  • Ability to negotiate and communicate  persuasively in order to achieve outcomes for customers
  • Knowledge & experience of the law governing homelessness and an understanding  of current issues in housing

 

About Us:

 

For more information about the Oldham Council, please visit: 
https://www.greater.jobs/content/4559/working-for-oldham

 

For details of how we use your data please see our privacy notice: https://www.oldham.gov.uk/downloads/file/4967/employment_privacy_notice_-_oldham_council_10

 

Please note that should a vacancy that has been released for internal or external recruitment be deemed suitable for an at risk employee, it can be pulled back at any point up to the post being formally offered to an external candidate or an internal candidate that is not at risk of redundancy.