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Homeless prevention officer (Housing and Planning)

  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Up to £17.89 per annum

  • Job ref:

    5113117_1568646217

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    Ongoing

  • Start date:

    16-09-2019

  • Expiry date:

    16-10-2019

Homeless Prevention Officer.

I am currently recruiting for a Homeless prevention officer based in Guildford.

You will be competent in ensuring that customers in housing need or facing homelessness are offered a range of suitable housing options together with appropriate housing advice, to prevent their homelessness. If this is not possible to ensure that the Council meets its statutory obligations under part VII of the Housing Act 1996 and related legislation.

The ideal candidate will be able to confidently be able to carry out the following tasks:

  • Participate in the Housing Options / Homelessness Prevention duty system to ensure that customers in housing need or facing homelessness have access to appropriate and timely housing advice.
  • Prevent and relieve homelessness wherever possible by ensuring customers can remain in their existing homes or are offered suitable alternative housing.
  • Undertake complex casework as necessary.
  • Have and maintain an up to date working knowledge of relevant social welfare legislation, associated guidance and case law and be able to apply this in respect to individual casework.

You WILL need:

Up-To-Date knowledge of housing and social welfare legislation and its practical application in homeless prevention.

Driving Licence with access to your own vehicle.

Knowledge of welfare benefits including Housing Benefit/ Universal Credit.

An understanding of special needs in relation to housing for example, mental health, drug and alcohol, learning disabilities, physical and sensory disabilities, frail and elderly, child protection, domestic violence, HIV, rough sleeping and single homeless.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

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