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Homelessness Relief And Prevention Officer

  • Location

    Newbury

  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £14.37 - £17.89 per hour + (PAYE or Umbrella Company)

  • Job ref:

    5166963_1616422425

  • Published:

    23 days ago

  • Start date:

    06-04-2021

  • Expiry date:

    21-04-2021

A 3 Month opportunity for a Homelessness Relief and Prevention Officer has arisen within the local authorities in Newbury.

Looking for candidate to start as soon as possible. Remote working, however need to be flexible to attend the office as and when required.

  • Experienced Officer is essential
  • To provide comprehensive housing advice and assistance to prevent and relieve homelessness for all households in housing need
  • To conduct a housing needs assessment to determine what statutory duty (if any) is owed.
  • To Issue relevant notifications and decisions under section 184 of the Housing Act as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act
  • To assist in assessing housing applications and deciding on nominations and allocations of social housing.
  • To work in partnership with outside agencies, RPs and other departments to resolve households housing problems.

Job Purpose

  • To provide comprehensive housing advice and assistance to prevent and relieve homelessness for all households in housing need
  • To conduct a housing needs assessment to determine what statutory duty (if any) is owed
  • To Issue relevant notifications and decisions under section 184 of the Housing Act as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act
  • To assist in assessing housing applications and deciding on nominations and allocations of social housing.
  • To work in partnership with outside agencies, RPs and other departments to resolve households housing problems.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work in partnership with outside agencies, RPs and other departments to resolve households housing problems.
  • To conduct a housing needs assessment and prepare a personal housing plan (PHP) taking into account the needs assessment and to keep the PHP updated in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act
  • To prevent homelessness and resolve threats of homelessness to eligible households by giving appropriate housing advice and providing hands on support.
  • To maintain confidentiality, particularly when handling sensitive personal information regarding households' details, in accordance with the Council's confidentiality policy and protocol, acting at all times within the highest standard of professional practice
  • To manage a caseload of housing applications, working with the households to resolve their housing issues in line with actions identified in the PHP, making regular contact and updating case notes and the housing database in a timely manner.
  • To maintain confidentiality, particularly when handling sensitive personal information regarding households' details, in accordance with the Council's confidentiality policy and protocol, acting at all times within the highest standard of professional practice.
  • To support households with defending possession proceedings in court and assist with preparation of their file for review by the judge

Rate of pay

PAYE: £14.37

Umbrella: £17.89

Hours of work are 08:30am till 5pm, Monday to Friday.

To apply please send your CV or email for more information.

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