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Cardiff Council

Prevention Officer
Job Category: Housing
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Full Time
Department: Housing & Communities
Grade: Grade 6
Salary: £24,799 - £28,785
Closing date: 19/06/2019

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a committed individual to work with the Housing Options service to help clients under threat of becoming homeless.

The key objective will be to prevent homelessness.  Prevention officers are required to undertake a homeless assessment, produce innovative solutions and practical help clients either to remain in their homes, or to help them find and move into alternative accommodation.

The post holder will need to have team working skills, the ability to produce innovative solutions and be forward thinking to help develop the service.   The post holder will be required to provide excellent outcomes for vulnerable clients and high quality customer service.
Experience of homeless legislation and working with the public will be an advantage. You may be required to work until 19:00 hours to meet the demands of a very busy service.
For further information or informal conversation about this post please contact Andrea James Homeless Manager on telephone number 029 2057 0671.

These posts are subject to Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced checks.

These vacancies are suitable for post share.

We welcome applications in both English and Welsh. Applications received in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than English applications.

As a large public sector organisation, it is important to us that we support the economic wellbeing of our citizens and that our workforce better reflects the communities we serve.   Therefore, although not a requirement for application, we welcome and encourage applications from under represented individuals:
aged under 25
not in employment, education or training
from our local communities including in particular those from the Cardiff BAME community
able to communicate fluently in Welsh

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