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Housing Options ManagerApply Now
Location: Bournemouth
Salary:£21.00
Reference:BBS/BOURNEMOUTH
Date: 19 Oct 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced Housing Options Manager in a temp position for our client in Bournemouth, Poole.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with 5 years prior experience within a role.

MAIN PURPOSE

To effectively manage the frontline housing options service team to ensure that the right advice is provided at the right time to help people to resolve their housing situation

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

To manage the day to day customer demand for the housing options service through the regular review of service provision and processes which demonstrates excellent customer service though the councils key values

To effectively manage performance by regularly measuring and analysing service demand, to ensure the right resources are in the right place at the right time.

To contribute to the strategic direction of the service and managing operational changes which include working with a range of internal & external partnerships to create new or improved processes and systems

To review, update and develop procedure following service review or updated regulation / case law.

Offer a priority, responsive and preventative approach to dealing with complaints and provide innovative and creative responses where precedents have not been set

Represent the service at relevant multiagency groups which influence strategy and service delivery and deputise for Housing Services Manager as necessary.

To be responsible for the councils statutory housing provisions under the relevant legislation, code of guidance and internal policies and procedures is effectively discharged and be responsible for a strong emphasis in service delivery on homelessness prevention techniques

To provide 121s and appraisals through effective supervision of the team via matrix management arrangements, leading on recruitment, training support and issues of conduct / discipline.

To manage the effective delivery of the councils Housing Register & Allocations policy, from application to allocation.

To manage the councils housing allocations panels, including those for supported housing, extra care and gypsy traveller site.

To assess, check and mitigate risk in service delivery (including lone working and housing assessment decision making) to ensure accuracy and quality of service delivery is maintained and in accordance with defined case management principles, procedure and service standards

To provide support with complex decisions through interpretation and under the provisions of various legislation including but not inclusively, 1996 Housing Act, Homelessness Act 2002, landlord and tenant law, family, welfare benefits, childcare and persons from abroad entitlements.

To carry out reviews of decisions in accordance with the Housing Act 1996 and 2002 Homelessness Act, in particular under Section 202 and the Housing Register & Allocations Policy.

To promote, present and influence multi-agency specialist initiatives and work with a range of partners, both internal and external to the council (including registered providers and the private sector) on joint projects and complex casework, including the pursuit of prevention of homelessness

To provide regular input towards developing and reviewing allocations, lettings, temporary accommodation and move-on plans.

To participate in the delivery of customer service when the demand requires it and ensure robust plans are in place to manage future demands.

To provide effective advice and support for complex cases with multiple needs particularly where these require a multi agency collaborative partnership approach

To manage the delivery of the councils rent deposit scheme, homelessness prevention scheme,  and other localised financial support schemes.

To share the lead practitioner and representative service role for Domestic Abuse, high risk offenders, intentionally homeless, rough sleeping (i.e. representing the service at Poole Rough Sleeper Action Group, MARAC, MAPPA and safeguarding conferences)

To contribute towards reviewing the Housing Strategy and Housing Register and Allocations Policy, taking account of changes in legislation, guidance and good practice.  Recommend draft policy changes and develop processes to implement them.

To be responsible for the review, update and development of all housing related information and advice

To develop, influence and manage operational change processes and systems over a substantial period of time with a range of stakeholders both internal and external to the council.

To be responsible for ensuring accurate records of all contacts across the service are made and delivered with thorough knowledge of data Protection, case management and subject access request principles.

To deliver training to colleagues and stakeholders

To attend public and council meetings and contribute to these as required.

To respond to and initiate routine and non-routine correspondence with a wide range of agencies including Councillors and Members of Parliament.

To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post.

To comply with all decisions, policies and standing orders of the Council and any relevant statutory requirements, including the Equality Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act and Data Protection Act.

 

Requirements:

Hours per week: 37

Reference: 5 years

Start Date: 1 Nov 2020

This will require some working from home.

 

ASW Social Worker Apply Now
Location: Kensington
Salary:£24.00
Reference:BBS/KENSINGTON
Date: 19 Oct 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced Asw Social Worker (2 Yrs + Pqe) (Qualified Social and Healthcare) in a temp position for our client in Kensington.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with prior 5 year experience within a role.
 
 About the role as an ASW Social Worker:
We require an experienced qualified adult's social worker with a minimum of five years mental health experience of different mental disorders to include knowledge, understanding and skills of Mental health/ mental disorder.
You need to have a thorough understanding of the use of the Care Act for assessments of need; to recognise and understand safeguarding issues and how to manage this under S42 of the Care Act; to have knowledge and the application of theories on social work, legislations, policies and guidance.
 
You will also be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to include occupational therapists and psychiatrists.
We are also looking for someone with the knowledge and skills in the use of Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act and anti-discriminatory and anti- oppressive policies. And to use values and ethics as required by Social Work England under the Codes of Conduct.
 
To apply for this role you will need:
 
2+ years Mental Health Social Worker experience Knowledge, skills and the application of the Mental Capacity Act and the Mental Health Act.
Requirements:
Start Date:Mon 26 Oct 2020
Enhanced DBS
References
Social Work England Registrations

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Early Years PartnerApply Now
Location: Essex
Salary:£250.00
Reference:BBS/ESSEX
Date: 17 Oct 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an Experienced Early Years Partner, ideally with SEND experience in a temp position for our client.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with 5 years prior experience within a role.

Job Purpose for Early Years Partner, ideally with SEND experience

The Early Years Partner role will support the implementation of Essex County Council’s (ECC) School Readiness Strategy by ensuring that children get the ‘Best Start in Life’ by ensuring children are ready for school, access high quality early years and childcare provision across the Private Voluntary Independent (PVI) sector (pre-schools, day nurseries, childminders, out of school clubs) and maintained sector (nursery schools, nursery classes in Primary/Infant/Academy schools).

The role will work with settings receiving support to enable effective partnership working between PVI, school provision, parents and key stakeholders. Facilitating partnership working between all relevant teams and partners; developing and maintaining robust working relationships between PVI, school provision and Family Hubs to enable early intervention and improved early language and communication skills, leading to increased ‘school readiness’ and improved outcomes for all children.

We are looking for someone with a good understanding of safeguarding requirements in Early Years, ideally with SEND experience also.

Key Accountabilities for Early Years Partner, ideally with SEND experience

• Ensure compliance with the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, taking responsibility for promoting effective implementation and delivery working directly with PVIs, schools and other key professionals and partnerships across the sector.

• Develop and deliver high level support packages to all provision requiring urgent support for EYFS

• Provide an informed perspective in relation to child development, teaching and learning to ensure 0-5-year old are able to access sufficient quality provision, including a focus on the Home Learning Environments, effective transitions, early intervention and improved early language and communication skills

• Increase the knowledge and understanding of Early Language and Communication for all those working with children 0-5, with a focus on closing the word gap and the impact on the quality of provision

• Lead effective collaboration within local communities and cross sector EYCC provision, to identify solutions and prevention strategies, facilitating targeted interventions for providers, in liaison with Education colleagues and ECC teams, such as Social Care, and key partners, such as Health to provide integrated, targeted multi-agency working to raise outcomes for children.

• Analyze relevant data sets and formulate action plans for high level targeted support, to ensure intervention measures are tailored appropriately to raise attainment and outcomes for all children, but with a specific focus on narrowing the gap for vulnerable groups

• Enable the LA to fulfil its statutory function of moderation of the EYFS Profile in all schools

Knowledge, Skills and Experience for Early Years Partner, ideally with SEND experience

• Possesses Qualified Teacher status- QTS, Early Years degree or equivalent qualification and/or equivalent experience, which includes a substantial emphasis on child development 0-5 years.

• Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.

• Deep knowledge of EYFS and effective implementation in a range of early years and child care settings, supporting 0-5 year old children’s individual needs.

• Substantial experience of working with babies, young children and parents within early years settings (Childminding, Out of School provision, PVI, maintained provision, Family Hubs/ Children’s Centers).

• Extensive understanding of EYFS and Early Years pedagogy and current government strategies for Early Years, particularly in relation to disadvantage, high quality provision.

• Evidence of significant contribution to successful improvement in an organization.

• Significant knowledge and understanding of the Ofstead framework for Early Years settings, schools and Children’s Centers, with experience of intervening and tackling under performance in EYCC provision

• Experience of collaborating and working with schools, PVIs, Early Years Partners and parents.

Requirements:

Enhanced DBS

References

 

Start Date: 02.11.2020

End Date: 31.12.2020

Hours per week: 22

Reference ID: BBS/Early Years Partner

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Digital Enforcement OfficerApply Now
Location: Derby
Salary:£10.41/h
Reference:BBS/DERBY
Date: 17 Oct 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for a Digital Enforcement Officer Protection in a temp position for our client.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with 5 years prior experience within a role.

PURPOSE OF JOB FOR DIGITAL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

Ensure the operation of the Council’s Traffic Enforcement CCTV systems including all associated technical administration.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR DIGITAL ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

  • Check the operation of the CCTV systems on a daily basis and work with the relevant contractor to remedy any faults.
  • Arrange and make appointments, as necessary, for the Police, Council Officers and any other authorised visitors to have access to the CCTV control room or recorded data.
  • Respond to correspondence to ensure that access to recorded data is controlled as required by legislation and Council policies.
  • Operate the CCTV enforcement vehicle to capture data of potential contraventions of traffic restrictions.
  • Review data captured by mobile and static traffic enforcement cameras; determine whether a contravention has occurred and, where necessary, prepare an evidence pack to allow a Notice to Owner to be issued.
  • Liaise with the relevant contractor to ensure that any new cameras are installed, or existing cameras relocated, in a satisfactory manner.
  • Design, have made and erect temporary signing associated with the enforcement of new traffic restrictions.
  • Collect, analyse and interpret data to identify locations where the use of camera enforcement might be most appropriate.
  • Use Office and bespoke software (SEA Roadflow) in order to present statistical reports for management.
  • Interchange with or supply support to other members of the section in order to balance the workload and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Provide high quality, friendly customer service to assist members of the public with direction and orderly parking. Taking charge of managing small projects to tackle parking problems which occur in the evening
  • Comply with the Council’s Customer Care Code to ensure that customers receive:

• An efficient and caring service

• Prompt attention and action

• Courteous and helpful advice and guidance

• Sensitive and sympathetic action

• Reliable information

  • Ensure all personal equipment and uniform is used in a professional manner. Be responsible for the care of all equipment, reporting any faults or worn out uniform. The appropriate uniform items must be worn while on duty.
  • Work with other agencies such as the DVLA and Derbyshire Police to reduce vehicle crime and vehicle excise duty evasion.
  • Report defects to signs and lines, graffiti, fly-tipping and abandoned vehicles
  • Undertake training and refresher training in respect of all Parking responsibilities.
  • Assist, as directed, in the implementation of any addition enforcement responsibilities including contravention of bus lanes or prohibited manoeuvres, and vehicle clamping or removal.
  • Note and report any defects or damage to car parking facilities; lock/unlock lifts, staircases and conveniences as appropriate and switch on/off lights in multi-storey car parks, as directed.
  • Learn and grow through the Council’s Managing Individual Performance policy
  • Adhere to Council policies relating to Equalities and Environmental issues.
  • Ensure that all work adheres to the Council’s policies directives and instructions
  • Ensure that all work adheres to the Council’s policies, directives and instructions.
  • Act as a sign-poster for visitors to the City Centre
  • Effectively engage with residents and the business community to identify key problems.

Requirements:
References
Start Date:02.11.2020

End Date: 23.12.2020

Term time only, Monday to Friday

08:00-11:00 and 14:15-17:15

 

Housing Options Manager (Housing and Planning)Apply Now
Location: Poole
Salary:£21.00
Reference: BBS/HOUSING OPTION
Date: 17 Oct 2020

BBS Recruitment is currently recruiting for an experienced Housing Options Manager in a temp position for our client in Bournemouth, Poole.

The successful candidate should be a proactive and hardworking individual with 5 years prior experience within a role.

MAIN PURPOSE

To effectively manage the frontline housing options service team to ensure that the right advice is provided at the right time to help people to resolve their housing situation

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To manage the day to day customer demand for the housing options service through the regular review of service provision and processes which demonstrates excellent customer service though the councils key values
  • To effectively manage performance by regularly measuring and analysing service demand, to ensure the right resources are in the right place at the right time.
  • To contribute to the strategic direction of the service and managing operational changes which include working with a range of internal & external partnerships to create new or improved processes and systems
  • To review, update and develop procedure following service review or updated regulation / case law.
  • Offer a priority, responsive and preventative approach to dealing with complaints and provide innovative and creative responses where precedents have not been set
  • Represent the service at relevant multiagency groups which influence strategy and service delivery and deputise for Housing Services Manager as necessary.
  • To be responsible for the councils statutory housing provisions under the relevant legislation, code of guidance and internal policies and procedures is effectively discharged and be responsible for a strong emphasis in service delivery on homelessness prevention techniques
  • To provide 121s and appraisals through effective supervision of the team via matrix management arrangements, leading on recruitment, training support and issues of conduct / discipline.
  • To manage the effective delivery of the councils Housing Register & Allocations policy, from application to allocation.
  • To manage the councils housing allocations panels, including those for supported housing, extra care and gypsy traveller site.
  • To assess, check and mitigate risk in service delivery (including lone working and housing assessment decision making) to ensure accuracy and quality of service delivery is maintained and in accordance with defined case management principles, procedure and service standards
  • To provide support with complex decisions through interpretation and under the provisions of various legislation including but not inclusively, 1996 Housing Act, Homelessness Act 2002, landlord and tenant law, family, welfare benefits, childcare and persons from abroad entitlements.
  • To carry out reviews of decisions in accordance with the Housing Act 1996 and 2002 Homelessness Act, in particular under Section 202 and the Housing Register & Allocations Policy.
  • To promote, present and influence multi-agency specialist initiatives and work with a range of partners, both internal and external to the council (including registered providers and the private sector) on joint projects and complex casework, including the pursuit of prevention of homelessness
  • To provide regular input towards developing and reviewing allocations, lettings, temporary accommodation and move-on plans.
  • To participate in the delivery of customer service when the demand requires it and ensure robust plans are in place to manage future demands.
  • To provide effective advice and support for complex cases with multiple needs particularly where these require a multi agency collaborative partnership approach
  • To manage the delivery of the councils rent deposit scheme, homelessness prevention scheme,  and other localised financial support schemes.
  • To share the lead practitioner and representative service role for Domestic Abuse, high risk offenders, intentionally homeless, rough sleeping (i.e. representing the service at Poole Rough Sleeper Action Group, MARAC, MAPPA and safeguarding conferences)
  • To contribute towards reviewing the Housing Strategy and Housing Register and Allocations Policy, taking account of changes in legislation, guidance and good practice.  Recommend draft policy changes and develop processes to implement them.
  • To be responsible for the review, update and development of all housing related information and advice
  • To develop, influence and manage operational change processes and systems over a substantial period of time with a range of stakeholders both internal and external to the council.
  • To be responsible for ensuring accurate records of all contacts across the service are made and delivered with thorough knowledge of data Protection, case management and subject access request principles.
  • To deliver training to colleagues and stakeholders
  • To attend public and council meetings and contribute to these as required.
  • To respond to and initiate routine and non-routine correspondence with a wide range of agencies including Councillors and Members of Parliament.
  • To undertake such other duties as may be required from time to time commensurate with the level of the post.
  • To comply with all decisions, policies and standing orders of the Council and any relevant statutory requirements, including the Equality Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act and Data Protection Act.

 

Requirements:

Pay rate: £21.00

Hours per week: 37

Reference: 5 years

Start Date: 1 Nov 2020

This will require some working from home.