Homeless Services & Support Officer, Stornoway

Favourite Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Ref no: CNS00861
Closes: Monday, 31st July 2017
Published: Thursday, 13th July 2017
Location: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Council Offices, Sandwick Road, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
Salary: £24,261 - £27,097 per year
Hours: 37.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Temporary
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Housing / Homeless

Job Description

Required to provide a service to homeless and potentially homeless individual and family households, ensuring that the Comhairle’s statutory duties are met.


You must be educated to HNC/SVQ3 standard or have at least three years’ experience of working in a housing, support service and/or social care environment with direct client involvement.  You must have knowledge of Homeless Legislation and wider housing issues as well as the ability to work with and understand homeless clients who may have complex social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.  A full driving licence is essential.

Appointment to the post will be for the duration of the maternity leave of the permanent postholder.

Salary for the above post is inclusive of Distant Islands Allowance.  Appointment to the post will be on the first point of grade.

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