Temporary Homeless Support Officer

  • Job Reference: 6934610
  • Date Posted: 20 May 2020
  • Recruiter: South West
  • Location: Somerset, England
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Housing
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description


The Contract Recruitment Specialists

Temporary Homeless Support Officer

Immediately Required via Venn Group

Venn Group are currently recruiting for a Homeless Support Officer for our Supported Housing client based in Somerset to begin a full time temporary contract for a 2-4 week period in the first instance.

Where:              Somerset

Contract Type: 2-4 Weeks + 

Hours:                37.5 hours a week (with occasional weekend work)

Job Requirement:

  • Provide outreach support and resettlement advice to homeless clients
  • Establish individual’s needs and provide housing and benefits advice to find suitable temporary accommodation
  • Help rough sleepers to register on the Somerset Homefinder and claim benefits or Universal Credit
  • To provide regular outreach support to those rough sleeping who are unable to access temporary accommodatio
  • Liaise with Local Authorities, Housing Options teams, external drug and alcohol agencies and housing providers
  • Signpost clients to external support agencies
  • Helping clients access employment and education
  • Attend job interview appointments and various medical assessments or appointments
  • Offer general housing related support and guidance
  • Deal with issues such as addiction, substance misuse , mental health and complex needs

Essential Skills:

  • Experience of RSI and outreach support
  • Knowledge of mental health and substance and misuse
  • Current enhanced DBS
  • Driver with access to their own vehicle

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