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Duty to Refer Officer

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
08/08/2021 23:59
Grade 5 (SCP 17 - 22) £24,491 - £27,041 per annum
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Civic Centre and agile working
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Job details 

Closing date:
8 Aug

Further information

Fixed term 12 months

An exciting new opportunity has arisen for a Duty to Refer Officer who will work within the Council’s Housing Options Team. The purpose of the role is to action referrals received under the ‘Duty to Refer’ from other Public Sector Organisations such as prisons, probation and social services.

The focus of the role is to create partnerships with Public Bodies who fall under the category of Duty to Refer. The aim is for those being referred to have suitable accommodation options prior to becoming homeless. This will involve assessing their short-term and long-term accommodation needs as well as ensuring access to all necessary support providers and networks.

The successful applicant should have a background in working with vulnerable customers who have a range of support needs.

Applicants will have:

Applicants should have experience of working within homelessness or a support related service, have a good understanding of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017, and have a passion for supporting vulnerable people to enable them to enhance their lives within independent living.

You should have experience of partnership working, have knowledge and understanding of the challenge’s vulnerable homeless clients face and the ability to identify any health or safeguarding needs.

You should also have a good track record of providing and delivering effective solutions for housing, vulnerable people and homeless people.

Please see the Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

For an informal discussion please contact Leanne Riddell, Housing Options Manager leanne.riddell@sunderland.gov.uk

DBS - This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services. Email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk

Please note that CVs are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Application forms must be received by 8th August 2021.

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