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Housing Interventions Officer - Justice Cymru Partnership: Transforming Rehabilitation

Contract:
Contract
Category:
Full Time
Job Sector:
Administration / Office Work, Charity / Not for Profit, Nursing / Social Care
Region:
Mid Wales
Location:
Powys
Salary description:
£21, 383 per annum (pro rata)
Posted:
08/06/2018
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
The Wallich
Job Ref:
718HIO


Housing Interventions Officer - Justice Cymru Partnership Transforming Rehabillitation

Reports To: Project Manager

Term: Fixed Term until the end of April 2019

Based At: Powys & Ceredigion

Salary: £21,383 per annum (pro rata)

Hours of work: 30 hours per week, (Monday - Thursday 9.00-17.00) but flexible to undertake occassional work outside of normal office hours

Closing Date: 11th June 2018 12:00PM

Interview date: 18th June 2018

Introduction

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Project Description

Justice Cymru is a pan Wales partnership, comprising RSL’s and charities (including The Wallich) committed to delivering sustainable housing and support solutions to vulnerable people.  Formed specifically to respond to the Transforming Rehabilitation agenda the partnership has developed the Accommodation Support & Housing Advice Service to focus on prevention and relief of homelessness and to respond to the removal of priority homelessness status for prison leavers across Wales.

Purpose of Role

To deliver housing advice and brokerage service for offenders which responds appropriately to their needs in order to help prevent homelessness and assist with securing settled and sustainable accommodation.

Person Profile

Knowledge

  • Knowledge and understanding of current Homelessness Law, the Criminal Justice System, DWP Benefits, and the current legal framework within which you are expected to work.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how complex needs, such as substance misuse or mental health, can affect individuals and their vulnerability.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the current legal frameworks within which you are expected to work (e.g. POVA, Children’s Act, Mental Health Act, Health and Safety at Work Act, Misuse of Drugs Act).
  • Knowledge and understanding of the need to evidence outcomes and the connection with future funding.
  • Knowledge and understanding of how your personal life can have positive and negative impacts on your own performance and attendance.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the need for professional boundaries.

Experience

  • Experience of working with individuals with complex needs.
  • Experience of housing related support or homelessness (this can be from a personal perspective).
  • Experience of completing needs and risks assessments.
  • Experience of planning and delivering support.
  • Experience of monitoring and recording systems.
  • Experience of working with diverse people in a non-judgemental way.
  • Experience of effectively dealing with challenging situations whilst maintaining professional boundaries.
  • Experience of professionally and effectively representing the wishes and best interests of Service Users and the organisation whilst building beneficial relationships with a range of agencies.
  • Experience of lone working on own initiative and without close supervision.
  • Experience of organising resources and prioritising workloads to meet deadlines.

Other

  • Driving licence and own vehicle is essential.
  • Able to work and travel across Powys & Ceredigion is essential.
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable but not essential.

Induction details:  New starters at The Wallich will be required to complete a 5 day Induction in Cardiff at the commencement of their employment.

To apply, please visit our website by clicking here or the “Apply Now” button below

Company Description

The Wallich is a homelessness charity which provides support services to homeless and vulnerably-housed people. The organisation formed in 1978 in Cardiff, and now supports around 4000 people a year across the majority of Local Authorities in Wales. The Wallich's values are of empowerment and treating people with dignity, respect and an unconditional positive regard. The principles of our work are based around solution focused working, harm reduction, and the creation of an environment where the people we support are actively and meaningfully encouraged to be involved in their support, and the development and delivery of services.

Personal Development:

We place an emphasis on personal development for staff at all levels throughout the charity. Our in-house training programme offers a wide range of courses which you will be encouraged to attend to support you to develop whilst working for us. You may also be asked to attend external or vocational learning opportunities as appropriate.

Closing Date:
12/06/2018

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