Housing Solutions Officer

Location Havering
Discipline: Public Sector
Job type: Contract
Salary: £Up to £18 per hour
Contact name: Shona Inglis

Contact email: singlis@novaxrecruitment.com
Job ref: RQ493014_1640018193
Published: about 1 month ago
Startdate: 31/01/2922

Housing Solutions Officer
£18 per hour
Full Time Contract

We are seeking a Housing Solutions Officer to provide an effective, professional service including offering a full range of advice on housing options in the private and public sector and ensure comprehensive homelessness prevention service.

Main responsibilities include:-

  • Provide an effective, professional homelessness service including assessment and investigation of homeless approached and applications in line with the statutory duties under the Housing Act 1996 Part 7 and relevant case laws and local policies.
  • Develop, update and review Personalised Housing Plan for customers in light of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
  • Drive the reduction of temporary accommodation expenditure by ensuring that all other avenues are explored and clients are diverted away from its use.
  • Take proactive steps to prevent and resolve crisis across the housing, health and social care agendas.

Key Skills and Requirements include:-

  • Understanding of access to social housing.
  • Awareness of issues and initiatives facing local housing authority.
  • Experience and detailed working knowledge of relevant Lettings, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and Housing Act legislation including security of tenure and private tenants' rights; welfare benefits including personal benefits and housing related benefits.
  • Experience of providing an effective housing advice and homeless service to members of the public.
  • Ability to devise Personalised Housing Plans, provide advice to customers verbally and in writing and write accurate and comprehensive decisions on own initiative quoting relevant legislation, case law and statutory guidance.

For more information, contact Shona on 01612330034