Hospital Discharge Officer
Interested in working in Hospital Discharge? We aim to deliver an excellent service to patients in hospital who are threatened with homelessness
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.
To be responsible for the provision of high quality housing options, advice and assistance to people living in supported housing, hostels and Registered Care Homes to enable them to move into secure and settled alternative accommodation. This will involve assisting clients to avoid the experience of temporary accommodation by engaging with all necessary parties including landlords and other excluders to stop the loss of their current accommodation followed by a planned move to the Private Rented Sector where appropriate. The post holder will have the ability to deal with a range of cases, including complex cases which may be subject to judicial review and ombudsman enquiries. The post holder will have a comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and procedures on homelessness and to provide innovative advice and solutions when dealing with complex and difficult cases. The post holder will lead on carrying out assessments and referrals and manage waiting lists/vacancies for supported accommodation, making decisions in order that suitable clients are matched to the most appropriate vacancy.
The post holder is responsible for facilitating safe and timely discharge from hospital and works closely with hospital staff to make this happen and support discharge from hospitals for all Brent residents who need support from social care or housing on discharge .
The ideal candidate for this role should be able to demonstrate good problem solving and negotiation skills as well as good knowledge and understanding of the Homelessness Legislation. A people focused person, the successful candidate will have the skills to build effective relationships with hospitals, service users and families. The candidate will possess excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise a demanding workload and schedule.
Closing Date: 11 December 2018 (23:00)
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.
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