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Housing Caseworker

Organisation
TEIGNBRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL
Business/Department
TEIGNBRIDGE DISTRICT COUNCIL
Work Location
Teignbridge 
Pupils on Roll
Pupils on Roll
Reference
LB/21/00427
Occupational group
Housing & Planning
Salary details
£24,982 – 25,991 per annum
Job term
Fixed Term
Appointment type
Full Time
Hours
37 hours per week
Closing Date
07 March 2021
Interview date
Tuesday 16th March 2021
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Our Vision: Making Teignbridge a healthy and desirable place where people want to live, work and visit. Our Values: Communicative, Respected, Purposeful Conscientious.

For this role: You will be mostly office based at Forde House with some business travel to other sites within Teignbridge District Council’s remit.

 

What you'll be doing: Assisting people (customers) who are homeless or threatened with homelessness to resolve their housing difficulties and, where possible, retain their existing homes.

Provide high quality advocacy, advice and activities in order to prevent and relieve homelessness wherever possible.

Accurately assess and discharge the council’s duty to homeless customers.

Actively contributing to the achievement of the council’s strategic objectives and government targets and implement the council’s Homelessness Strategy.

Who we're looking for: Someone with an in-depth working knowledge of the Housing Act 1996 part VII (as amended by the Homelessness Act 2002, Localism Act 2011 and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

 

You must be non-judgmental, diplomatic and understanding, committed to a high standard of customer care and be willing to embrace new methods and working practices.

As an accredited Investor in People and a Disability Confident Employer, we value diversity and celebrate individuality across our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service provision and are only interested in your ability to do the job.

 

Important, please also read the full Job Description and Person Specification to inform your application and supporting statement.

 

DBS Checks - Suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of criminal offences which are not relevant to, and do not place them at or make them a risk in, the role for which they are applyingAs appropriate to the role, the Council uses self-declaration and criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to assess an individual’s suitability for the post. Offers of employment will be subject to satisfying the Council of your suitability.

 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and applicants will be required to undertake a DBS check and declare:

  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

 

For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro guidance and the guidance published by the Ministry of Justice (see, in particular, the section titled ‘Exceptions Order’).

 

Data protection - The organisation processes information about an individual's criminal convictions in accordance with its data protection policy / policy on processing special categories of personal data. In particular, data collected during recruitment is held securely and accessed by, and disclosed to, individuals only for the purposes of completing the recruitment process as per the General Data Protection Regulation.

 

The organisation is also committed to going through the proper DBS channels to establish whether or not an individual has a criminal record. The organisation will not require job applicants or existing employees to use their subject access rights under data protection provisions to provide criminal record details.

 

All information is processed in line with the General Data Protection Regulation

 

Safeguarding Commitment - Teignbridge District Council will comply with its legal obligations in relation to recruiting people to work with children/vulnerable adults.

 

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification to inform your application and supporting statement.

For an informal discussion please contact Tammy Hayes on 01626 215315.

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