Housing Support Advisor - Offender services
4 days left
- Full Time
HMP Downview and HMP Highdown
37.5 hours per week*
*Will also consider splitting the post for applicants seeking a part time role:
P/T 18.75hrs/2.5 days per week at HMP Highdown only
P/T 18.75hrs/2.5 days per week at HMP Downview only
Our client's vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions.
Our client is looking for a highly motivated and committed individual who has a genuine interest in working with and supporting people, to join their team delivering housing advice and support to offenders in prison and in the community in London and the South East.
As the Housing Support Advisor, you will provide housing information, advice, guidance and support to assist prisoners at HMP Downview and HMP Highdown, in gaining suitable accommodation prior to release.
Your role will involve liaising with housing providers including hostels and borough HPU's and with prisoners' existing support networks; such as Key workers, Social Services or Responsible Officers, Health Services and also with prison agencies. Other responsibilities include delivering basic information around rights and entitlements to housing and benefits for prisoners.
To succeed, you will have experience of either working with offenders or people who are homeless/at risk of becoming homeless. You will also have an understanding/working knowledge of housing or resettlement support. The ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary, multi-agency team is required, as is the ability to form effective and professional relationships with external agencies.
In return, they offer a range of benefits including a pension scheme, staff discounts scheme and flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work/life balance. They are also committed to providing their staff with a wide range of learning and development opportunities; in support of their personal and professional development.
Closing date: 10.00am, 7th August 2017
Interviews and assessments: 16th August 2017
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on our client's current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates
Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how they work. They are in the top 50 of Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index 2017 and a Disability Confident Employer. To ensure that their workforce reflects the diversity of their clients as well as the communities that they live and work within, they encourage and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
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