Supported Lettings Officer

North Yorkshire
£23,836 per annum
18 Jun 2019
30 Jun 2019
Contract Type

Supported Lettings Officer 
37 Hrs per week 
12 month fixed term contract 

Following a successful bid as part of the governments Rapid Rehousing Initiative, Ryedale DC will provide a community based housing support service to prevent homelessness and support tenancy sustainment. 

Key areas of the role 

1. To support the development and operational delivery of housing across the council. 
2. To provide intensive housing support within private, housing association or council accommodation to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping 
3. To provide flexible housing support to those with a history of homelessness or sofa surfing in order to sustain their tenancies 
4. Work in partnership with support officers at the Council owned Supported Housing project by helping residents to maintain the accommodation and seeking suitable alternative accommodation 
5. To work with internal colleagues and external partner organisations to ensure access to accommodation options through providing support for those who are most vulnerable. 
6. To increase the available lettings options available to our clients and provide housing support once tenancies have been established. 
7. Provide housing support to clients within Houses in Multiple Occupation managed by the Council. 
8. Enable community based support to be accessible at first point of contact 
9. Develop a referral process with social landlords and other private landlords/lettings agents for access to housing support to facilitate tenancy sustainment and access to tenancies 
10. Attend relevant multi agency meetings in support of developing coordinated responses in meeting the needs of those at risk of homelessness 
11. To work with local statutory and non-statutory mental health services and addiction services to ensure signposting to specialist agencies. 
12. To become the point of contact for external agencies for those who are being supported. 
13. To provide high quality, responsive support to customer issues. 
14. To support the objectives of the Council's Homelessness Strategy 
15. To support diversity and inclusion across the service area in terms of service delivery and partnership working. 

For an informal discussion about this vacancy, please contact Joanne Marriott or Sarah Wintringham on 01653 600666 Ext 43233 or 43266 
Closing date for applications 30th June 2019 

Please note this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS 

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