Hospital Discharge Housing Officer

Location Tower Hamlets
Discipline: Public Sector
Job type: Contract
Salary: £Up to £17 per hour
Contact name: Shona Inglis

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Job ref: RQ448463_1634197929
Published: 13 days ago
Startdate: ASAP

Hospital Discharge Housing Officer
Tower Hamlets
£17 per hour
Full Time Contract

We are seeking a Hospital Discharge Housing Officer to provide a homelessness prevention, housing options and bespoke service to those clients which are homeless or threatened with homelessness. The role involves assisting and guiding single clients with support needs to make appropriate choices regarding their housing pathway, ensuring all enquiries and cases are progressed speedily and efficiently, being the contact point for one or more local hostel provider, making recommendations on the use of temporary accommodation, and working with different services to expedite assessments to determine statutory homeless duties, specific housing needs and the most suitable housing options for single clients.

Key Skills and Requirements include:-

  • Knowledge of the duties owed to the homeless under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 and the Homelessness Act 2002.
  • The ability to deliver homelessness prevention and housing option solutions with these being tailored to diverse communities and differing customer needs.
  • Knowledge of the strategies for preventing homelessness and the main housing options initiatives, provided by both statutory and voluntary organisations.
  • A DBS check is required for this role.

For more information, please contact Shona on 01615491999