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Homeless Prevention Worker

Pin Point Health && Social Care





Posted: 17/03/2023

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Homeless Prevention & Early Intervention Worker (Substance Use)

Responsible to: Team Manager

Location: Croydon

Salary: £27,882 per annum

Main Purpose of role: To prevent homelessness for substance users in treatment.

Repartees: None

Contract: Full time Monday to Friday

Key responsibilities:

• To keywork a caseload of up to 10 service users

• To fully comply with Lone working requirements.

• To ensure assessments and support plans are co-produced.

• To ensure support plans and assessments capture the voice of the service users

• To ensure the quality of support plans and assessments are reflective of our clients requirements.

• To liaise extensively with a wide range of stakeholders.

• To ensure service users have links to community supports.

• To promote good working relations and communications with stakeholders including colleagues.

• To be based in the Local Authority with co-location at the Drug and Alcohol Service

• To co-ordinate the access and options to private rented accommodation to prevent those in treatment from becoming homeless.

• To increase access to private rented accommodation and to work with landlords to encourage taking on people in drug & alcohol treatment.

• Measure the impact of increased access to the private rented sector. Work with landlords and promotion and support with service users to ensure there is continued floating housing support in a wider range of accommodations. Recruitment of floating support and bolstering existing housing schemes to provide interventions to people in recovery.

• To ensure cases are closed when required and service users fully informed.

• To travel across the borough of Croydon visiting service users when needed

• To attend staff meetings and one to ones with colleagues and team leader.

• To attend training as requested by team leader and the client

• To be proactive on issues of personal development.

• To contribute positively to the development and operation of the service through attending and contributing to team meetings.

• To fully comply with our clients policies and procedures.

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