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Housing Options Advisor

  • Location

    Cheshire East

  • Sector:

    Housing Benefits & Planning

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    £16.46 - £20.50 per hour + (PAYE or Umbrella Company)

  • Job ref:

    5160892_1611851561

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Start date:

    08-02-2021

  • Expiry date:

    27-02-2021

A 2 month + opportunity for a Housing Options Advisor has arisen within the local authorities in Cheshire.

Main Job Purpose

To provide housing options advice to members of the public following an assessment and carry out casework, with the primary aim of preventing homelessness. To make determinations on homeless cases in accordance with Housing Act 1996 part VII (as amended) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

Main Responsibilities and duties

  • To provide housing options advice to members of the public following an assessment and carry out casework, with the primary aim of preventing homelessness. To make determinations on homeless cases in accordance with Housing Act 1996 part VII (as amended) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
  • To assess homelessness applications and make sound decisions, ensuring that the Council's obligations under the Housing Act 1996, Part VII (as amended) and the Homelessness Reduction Act are complied with and once assessed and investigated make decisions on the duties owed.
  • To review Personal Housing Plans with customers to ensure successful outcomes and.to prevent and relieve homelessness by exploring all options and utilizing 'prevention tools'.
  • To work in partnership with the Council's Contracted Support Provider to prevent and relieve homelessness, in particular ensuring that customers with support needs are referred for support.
  • Arrange suitable temporary accommodation for eligible homeless households in priority need, preventing the use of Bed and Breakfast, wherever possible.

Skills and Experience

  • 5 GCSE's (or equivalent) Grade C or above.
  • Housing related qualification
  • Experience of working with the public
  • Housing related experience
  • A knowledge of housing legislation and housing options

Working Hours:

Monday - Friday

09:00 - 17:00

Rate of Pay:

PAYE: £16.14

Umbrella Company: £20.50

To apply please send your CV or email for more information

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