No Recourse to Public Funds / Intentionally Homeless Team Manager
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up.
Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.
You will manage the No Recourse to Public Funds/ Intentionally Homeless Team. The team assesses those children and their families who have been found to be intentionally homeless (Housing Act 1995) or have No Recourse to Public Funds (Asylum & Immigration Act 2002). You will lead a team of social work assistants undertaking Child & Family Assessments and Human Rights Assessment.
You will be the main link in Brent with the No Recourse Network of which Brent is a part of and you will play a lead role in keeping the Localities Service up to date with legislation changes affecting this service user group.
You will have a positive ‘can do’ attitude and a passion for your work.
Do you have previous experience in Supervising / Managing a Children's No Recourse to Public Funds / Intentionally Homeless Team or a Referral & Assessment or Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub Team?
Are you experienced in dealing with complex queries and assisting colleagues with them?
Are you a lively and dynamic individual with Strong experience within No Recourse to Public Funds/ Intentionally Homeless & Human Rights Assessment work & Frontline Safeguarding work?
Do you have the relevant Social Care professional qualification?
A social work qualification is required for the role and that applicants will not be considered for the role if they do not have a social work qualification.
If so and you are committed to achieving good outcomes for children and their families in Brent we welcome your application.
Closing Date: 26 February 2018 (23:59)
Assessment & Interview Date: TBC
Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.
All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.
We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.
All successful applicants will be required to apply for a ‘Enhanced child barred’ DBS Disclosure.
Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.