Housing Solutions Officer x8 – Homelessness Service

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Housing Solutions Officer x8 - Homelessness Service
MANCHESTER
Contract / Temporary

MCC TCL 0008 41D3 / 1

Posted: 3rd January 2024 17:25
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.67 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • MANCHESTER,

    M60 2LA

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Housing Solutions Officer x8 - Homelessness Service

Reference no: MCC TCL 0008 41D3 / 1

Pay Rate: £14.67 per hour PAYE

37 Monday - Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

City: MANCHESTER

Although primarily based in the Town Hall, the role holder can be required to deliver the service offer in a variety of community locations or from within partner organisations as required. The role holder will also undertake home visits to people who are in housing need or at risk of homelessness to provide housing options and advice.

Enhanced DBS disclosure required

The role holder will deliver high quality support for service users, managing existing and future risks through assessment, and creating plans which ensure the individual needs of service users are appropriately considered.

Assist service users to engage with support services provided by both statutory and voluntary agencies, ensuring that the client is appropriately supported and therefore able to contribute actively in the community. Provide advice and expertise to partner agencies and stakeholders to promote the service and represent the rights and needs of the vulnerable residents of Manchester

Key Responsibilities

  • Establish and maintain relationships with service users to challenge their existing patterns of behaviour. Work proactively with appropriate stakeholders to assess the individual’s needs and ensure positive outcomes.
  • Provide support and advice to service users which provide the opportunity to engage with appropriate local and national organised and community based services.
  • Monitor, evaluate and review assessments as required determining suitable adjustments to ensure that service users are able to achieve their agreed goals.
  • Work with colleagues and stakeholders to produce plans that use service users individual needs to identify and reduce their vulnerability to risk situations.
  • Promote the service strategies across the organisation and to other statutory and voluntary agencies.
  • Closely work with partner agencies and stakeholders by contributing and participating in new initiatives to support independence and opportunities for vulnerable residents of Manchester.
  • Ensure all records, processes and systems are up to date and maintained to assist with data collection and performance management.
  • Roles at this level may be required to undertake management duties, either through direct line management of a team (including appraisals, performance management and other duties) or through matrix management of a virtual team of officers.
  • Personal commitment to continuous self development and service improvement.
  • Through personal example, open commitment and clear action, ensure diversity is positively valued, resulting in equal access and treatment in employment, service delivery and communications

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.


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Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

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Qualifications:

  • Numeracy and literacy skills or evidence of sound general education including GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent)

Skills & Abilities:

  • Communication Skills: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively taking account of individual need including consideration of accessibility issues. Demonstrates an understanding of the views of others and communicates in a realistic and practical manner using appropriate language and medium, listens attentively to views and issues of others and responds to issues arising.
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making Skills: Is able to make effective decisions on a day-to-day basis, taking ownership of decisions, demonstrating sound judgement in escalating issues where necessary. Be logical in thinking and explain reasoning behind decisions or actions taken.
  • Analytical Skills: Ability to absorb, understand and quickly assimilate moderately complex information and concepts and compare information from a number of different sources.
  • Planning and Organising Skills: Demonstrate the ability to organise multiple task in the most effective way, and allocate time and energy according to task complexity and priority.

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Job Ref: MCC TCL 0008 41D3 / 1
Housing Solutions Officer x8 - Homelessness Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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Housing Solutions Officer x8 - Homelessness Service
Client Category: Local Authority

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