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Community Independent Living Officer

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£30,324 - £31,998
Cedar Wood House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
36 hours.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
29/09/2017 at 23:55 PM
Vacancy Description

The Community Independent Living Officer is responsible for undertaking housing related support duties in the community within a defined geographical area in the Borough. This role provides a pivotal role together with the Council’s Housing Management and Income Teams to build a stable and financially inclusive community so that residents engage and access mainstream services to live independently in their homes.

Key aspects of the role include:

Preventing homelessness by providing intensive housing related support to vulnerable Council tenants.  This can include completing support plans, developing household budget plans, carrying out risk assessments and taking a customer centred approach that identifies strengths and supports the tenants well being

Operating through mobile working in the community to provide practical support and advice to residents and liaising with other relevant services to ensure they offer appropriate services to the customer including; community care, access to health, social wellbeing, repairs, welfare benefit advice, promoting tenancy sustainment and income maximisation.

Protecting vulnerable council tenants receiving tenancy support and resettlement from the potential risk of harm, neglect and hazard by raising alert to the appropriate agency to safeguard the tenant and their household members from danger..

Further information on this role can be obtained from Carlynne Preville – Independent Living Service Manager on 02084964197.

Applicants should note that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exception Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for the Disclosure to be made to check for any previous criminal convictions prior to any offer of appointment.

Please note that Waltham Forest does not accept CV’s – all applications must be made by completing the Application Form. You are also required to complete the Equalities Monitoring Form.

Closing Date: 29 September 2017

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply
Application Information The councils preference is for on-line application forms. However if you have a disability and are unable to complete an on-line application, please ring 0208 496 4227 who will be able to arrange an alternative. For more information on how to complete your application form, follow this link: Applying for a job at Waltham Forest Council