Post 16 Housing and Partnership Coordinator

Somerset County Council
£30,000 - £39,999
25 Nov 2020
28 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Part Time
A bit about us
We currently have a fixed term contract for one year for this role that sits within the Family intervention service (FIS) and works closely with Children's Social Care, Leaving Care, District Councils, the Children's Commissioning Team and providers.

In Somerset, we are proud of our offer of supported accommodation for young people facing homelessness aged 16-25 years old. We are seeking to recruit a dynamic, committed and passionate individual with experience within the Housing Advice and Homelessness sector to be at the forefront of the operational delivery of these services.

If this sounds like you, then we’d love to hear from you!
Here's what you can expect to be doing
Working alongside providers of services you will make sure that they are good enough for our young people and that the correct young people are being prioritised for the service when they need it most. You will be the link between Somerset County Council and the 4 District Councils who both have statutory responsibilities to homeless young people and you will ensure that young people are getting the response and service that they deserve. You will work with the Children's Commissioning Team to shape and mould future and additional services for 16-25 year olds that face homelessness or are leaving care. You will have responsibility and oversight of the implementation of the Family Mediation Service that the FIS teams deliver to try to keep as many young people within the family home where possible. It is a county-wide role across all areas of Somerset that can involve substantial travel.
A few things about you
You will:

· have responsibility for the operational delivery of the Pathway to Independence (P2i) contract

· need excellent communication and negotiation skills to be a conduit between stakeholders with competing priorities

· have experience of working within the housing sector and knowledge of the statutory duties owed to homeless young people under the Homelessness Reduction Act and the Children (Leaving Care) Act

· also contribute to service developments working alongside Children's Social Care, Children's Commissioning Team, District Councils and multi-agency partners.
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