The Homelessness Transitions for Offenders (HTO) service is funded by the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) and works with people who have an offending history, including both offenders in custody and in the community, who disclose they are of no Fixed Abode or that they will be street homeless upon release. The programme, working with the Prison Resettlement Teams, will strengthen the pathway, and offer earlier interventions, to prisoners who are due for release with No Fixed Abode, and will therefore reduce the flow of rough sleepers to the street.
The role of the Senior HTO Officer is to provide day to day leadership and support to the HTO Team and to support the Advice Services Team Manager (ASTM) with the monitoring and development of the service. You will ensure that all of the work undertaken within the HTO Team is compliant with any contractual obligations of the commissioner/funder.
You will be also be responsible for receiving, assessing and processing all referrals into the HTO service. This role will include undertaking initial assessments with clients and carrying a reduced caseload.