The Accommodation Officer's role is to support young people with issues of homelessness and resettlement.
The role works in partnership with a variety of public and community-based services with the aim of organising a realistic and structured resettlement programme for young people being released from custody and young people on court orders within the community. The purpose of the role is to aid and support young people's progression and social re-integration back into the community.
A typical day for an accommodation officer involves managing and co-ordinating the resettlement of young people released from custody who have housing and other needs, and giving housing advice and support to young people in the community.
The role involves providing support in areas of substance misuse issues, education, healthcare, employment, training and any accommodation needs by a way of advice or referral to the relevant agencies.
Other responsibilities include providing relevant information, support and guidance to young people and their families; this involves home visits to monitor progress and development.
The accommodation officer liaises with the local housing authorities and supported accommodation providers with the aim of sharing good practice and to work in partnership in tackling youth homelessness within Sheffield.