Housing Options Caseworker

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Housing and Investment
£32909 to £36298pa - pro rata for hours worked
Part Time
Fixed Term Contract

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Job Title: Housing Options Caseworker
Post Reference Number: 004851
Working Hours: 32 hours Tuesday to Friday
Salary Range: £32,909 to £36,298pa - pro rata for hours worked
Contract: Fixed term to 31 March 2024
Location: Stevenage

This is an opportunity to join the busy Housing Options Team. The hybrid role of a Housing Options Caseworker involves providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on preventing and relieving homelessness; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.
A DBS check will be carried out for this post

You will have:
• The ability to work on your own initiative and flexibility in dealing with varying workloads.
• Ability to manage your own caseload including managing customers’ expectations, assisting customers to take steps to resolve their own housing need, attend multi-agency meetings and take part in
duty cover.
• You will have effective communication and negotiation skills who can engage with customers in a demanding environment in order to find solutions.

Our benefits
We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
• Pension Scheme: We offer a career average pension scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
• Flexible working: available upon request, subject to operational requirements.
• Part time and Job share: all our full time vacancies are open to job share unless otherwise stated.
• A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave, maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave.
• 25 days holiday rising to 31 days (depending on Local Government service)
• An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
• Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
• Season ticket loans and discounts for public transport
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Stevenage Credit Union: secure savings, free life insurance and access to cheap loans.
• Employee Discounts: via monthly paid membership of the Civil Service Sports Council (CSSC)
• Discounted Health and Fitness membership
• Trade Unions: For a small fee, all employees have the opportunity to join a Trade Union.

Application Details

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Zania Fox on 07706 290960

To apply online, please visit https://jobs.stevenage.gov.uk/StevenageBorough/Home

Closing date for receipt of applications: 11 June 2023
Interviews will be held week commencing: 19 June 2023

Please note that if we receive a large volume of applications for this role, we reserve the right to close this vacancy ahead of the published closing date

Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, volunteers and recruitment candidates to share this commitment. SBC shall take all reasonable steps to employ staff who are safe to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults. For posts identified with regular contact with these groups applicants will be required to undertake a Value Based Interview. The council supports the legislative requirements for employing and maintaining safer staff and the guidance specified by Hertfordshire Safeguarding Adults Board

Stevenage Borough Council is committed to Equal Opportunities for All. For further information please click https://www.stevenage.gov.uk/about-the-council/jobs-and-careers/equal-opportunities