Bodmin, Cornwall Camborne, Cornwall

£22,835 - £26,864 per year

Temporary, Full-time

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Job Description

Fixed term contract until the end of June 2020.

1 x position based in Bodmin

1 x position based in Camborne

Do you want to support people with experience of rough sleeping to move into their own accommodation enabling them to gain the skills needed for independent living? Are you person focused, a good problem solver, and able to travel to work out of locations across the county for work? If yes, this might be the role for you.

We are looking for a number of new Tenancy Sustainment Officers to join our growing Rough Sleeper Team to build positive working relationships, engage individuals, and support them to move away from a street lifestyle into their own home. Each Tenancy Sustainment Officer will work with 20-25 people over the life of the project facilitating moves into both social and private rented accommodation and working with them to help them manage their properties successfully. Those worked with may present with a range of support needs which can include substance use, offending behaviours, and mental health. Tenancy support officers are expected to work in a strengths based trauma informed risk enabling way.

This post requires the successful candidate to be able to work evening and weekends as required at locations across the county.

Experience of working with those who are homeless and/or rough sleeping or of using services directly will be viewed as an asset in this role.

This project is funded via Cornwall Council with Rapid Rehousing Pathway monies from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government. 

This is a fixed term contract and may represent a suitable secondment opportunity for existing Cornwall Housing Ltd employees. If you wish to be considered for a secondment, please obtain your manager’s permission before applying. 

We will undertake an enhanced criminal records disclosure check on the successful applicant.

About us

The post is in the establishment of Cornwall Housing Limited's Housing Options directorate. The Directorate's primary focus is the provision of high quality, independent advice to prevent homelessness and rough sleeping in Cornwall, and to administer advice and options services.  The directorate is also responsible for administering the Council’s Housing Register and Allocations Scheme.  The directorate seeks opportunities to innovate and adopt best practice in service delivery and to offer advice and option services at first point of contact.