Housing Options & Homeless Assessment Co-ordinator

Favourite Dumfries & Galloway Council
Ref no: DGA02456
Closes: Friday, 4th August 2017
Published: Wednesday, 12th July 2017
Location: Housing Services,52-60 Queensberry Street
Salary: £31,458 - £33,861 per year
Hours: 36.00 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Dumfries & Galloway Council
Category: Social Services / Housing / Childcare
Sub-category: Housing / Homeless


Housing Options & Homeless Assessment Co-ordinator (19/64)
£31,458 - £33,861

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a management position with the Homeless Service for a Housing Options and Homeless Assessment Co-ordinator.

The post will lead a team of staff who will be responsible for delivering Housing Options advice to those threatened with Homelessness or who are already homeless, and a team of staff who are responsible for Homeless assessments. You will be responsible for ensuring regulatory requirements are met and the team comply with Scottish Government good practice guidance.

The service is currently going through an exciting period of transition and this will be a key post in helping to shape the Homeless Service. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, committed, customer focused and has a drive to make change happen.

You must be educated to HNC/SVQ Level 3 (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as Housing studies/Health & Social Care. You should have extended experience in a Homeless Services environment.

You should have experience in the following:

• Managing staff
• Managing change/implementation of service improvements
• Inter-departmental/Inter-agency working
• Provision of a Local Authority statutory homeless service
• Providing a housing options service to the public
• Use of the HL1, HL3 and Prevent1 IT systems
• Providing high standards of customer care

A current driving licence is an essential requirement of this post. However, if you have a disability which precludes you from holding a driving licence consideration will be given if alternative transport can be arranged.

For further information please contact Lorna Campbell, Revenues Manger on 01387 260392.

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