| Resettlement Worker
Children & Families | London W8 |£13.85 per hour | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD6635 | Posted: 04/06/2019
Central is currently recruiting for a Resettlement Worker, to work in the Kensington & Chelsea area. The service provides rehousing and resettlement assistance to people affected by the Grenfell fire.
The successful candidate will:
- Provide practical resettlement support to affected people.
- Co-ordinate resettlement plans for individual residents and families.
- Act as a housing advocate and adviser to customers, accompanying them to relevant meetings and appointments.
- Undertake effective multi-agency working, with key agencies, professionals and voluntary groups, including social workers, council officers and landlords to facilitate move on.
- Assist people using the service with paperwork and application forms relating to the resettlement process.
- Develop and maintain relationships with Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea housing options team and with external rehousing partners.
- Advise and assist people using the service to ensure that exemptions from utilities, rent and council tax payments are in place.
- Advise and assist people using the service where appropriate to arrange removals.
- Advise and assist with furniture delivery arrangements.
- Support people using the service with budgeting, and preparation for reintroduction of rent and utilities costs.
- Liaise with landlords to ensure that any aids and adaptions are identified and installed where required to new properties.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM. Cover is required until the end of September 2019, with a possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £13.85 per hour.
To apply for this role, you must have experience of supporting people who have complex needs and those who have experienced trauma, excellent time management skills and knowledge of housing law and benefits.
In this position, you will be required to have a very high level of communication and IT literacy skills.
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled for Wednesday 11th June and the appointed candidate expected to start immediately thereafter.
How to apply:
If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org or upload it below.
*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.
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