Homeless Prevention Outreach Worker

  • Job Reference: 00023438-1
  • Date Posted: 9 January 2020
  • Recruiter: Venn Group
  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Salary: £17.00 to £20.00 Per Hour
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Venn Group
  • Email: erex@venngroup.com

Job Description

Venn Group Social Housing Recruitment Team are currently recruiting for a Homeless Prevention Outreach Worker for a local authority based in Dorset


Location: Dorset

Contract Type: 4 month+

Rate: £17- £20 Umbrella

Hours: 37.5 (Mon-Fri)


Job Requirement:

  • Build and maintain relationships with private sector landlords and external services
  • Assess the suitability of accommodation for households in partnership with appropriate professionals
  • Help services users sustain their tenancy’s
  • Provide advice and assistance to prevent households becoming homeless
  • Make decisions regarding the councils tenancy deposit loan/bond scheme
  • Conduct financial assessments for service users and ensure the appropriate benefits/loans are applied for
  • Provide resettlement support to new service users
  • Liaise with clients via telephone, face to face and letter regarding money recovery
  • Investigate and maintain rapid advice and referral routes for GP’s, health and social care partners to identify service users at risk of losing their tenancy
  • Carry out verification checks, credit references, address and identification
  • Assist in prioritising service users for available tenancies
  • Ensure all procedures and legislations are kept up to date
  • Create awareness surrounding the service

    Essential skills:

  • Experience of providing housing advice
  • Demonstrable knowledge of homeless prevention
  • Worked with private sector landlords  
  • Experience of working with mental health, substance misuse and welfare benefits

  • IT skills including MS Office including Excel and Word and databases
  • Driver with access to your own car
  • A current enhanced DBS

If you are interested in any of these positions or know a fellow contractor that might be, please do not hesitate to contact either Emily Rex or Vic Singh on 0117 930 8760 or e-mail erex@venngroup.com