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About the Role
Are you able to work with individuals and families to identify their key needs and support them to resolve their housing situation?
Can you tell when you need to hold someone's hand to get them to a solution or when you can offer advice to help someone resolve their housing situation themselves?
Can you make the connection between people's varying needs to identify a pathway that leads them to settled housing?
Can you find and work with the various agencies or networks that can help you help our residents?
With knowledge of housing and homelessness law, understanding of welfare benefits and social care and a minimum of one year working in frontline service delivering advice and support, we are looking for a committed Case Officer to work with families and individuals at risk of homelessness to find housing solutions, either in their current home or through a planned move.
You will have excellent communication skills, both orally and in writing, be able to build positive and motivating relationships with clients, and have a strong ethos of joint working with partner agencies.
You will be able to demonstrate that through your knowledge and communication skills you have a track record in finding positive outcomes for customers and contributing to service development.
We are committed to providing a healthy work life balance for our employees, with hybrid working and other flexible working arrangements on offer. A laptop and mobile phone will be provided for your role if applicable. We offer a generous benefits package including a minimum of 23 days’ annual leave rising to 28 days after 5 years’ service, plus Bank Holidays, a generous local government pension scheme, free parking for all employees and payment of a professional membership fee. As well as subsidised gym membership at our local Places Leisure Centre and great savings from supermarkets, shopping, cycle to work schemes and holidays via the My Staff Shop scheme.
Closing date: Tuesday 3 January 2023
Interview date: Thursday 12 January 2023
For an informal discussion, please contact Lindsay Large, Housing Solutions Manager on 01276 707347, firstname.lastname@example.org
Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.
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