020 8125 4321

(BF7497) Housing Options Officer

Buckingham Futures
Published
June 30, 2020
Location
South West England, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type

Description

Our client in the South West of England is looking for a Housing Options Officer on an interim basis to work with the councils Housing Options Service delivering a high quality service providing housing and homeless advice with a strong emphasis on prevention.
Duties
1)To act as a caseworker for housing applicants providing advice guidance and assistance on the range of options available to resolve their housing problems. Interviewing applicants on day of presentation including home visits.
2)To receive and assess homeless applications carrying out investigations into homelessness within the framework of the Housing Act 1996 Part VII (Homelessness) and arrive at a decision. Providing accurate and appropriate advice preventing homelessness wherever possible. Refer cases to other sources of assistance where appropriate e.g. social care and health lettings agencies community and voluntary advice organisations.
3)To promote the use of the private rented sector as accommodation of choice, make referrals to the Private Rented Sector Case Managers to identify accommodation to discharge the Council’s homeless prevention duty.
Knowledge and Experience
 
Knowledge of Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the homelessness Act 2002) and part VI of the Housing Act 1996 (allocations).
The successful applicant for this post will have experience of casework identifying people’s needs working with them to solve problems and ideally experience of providing support to assist people maintain their tenancies.
You will need to have a good knowledge of housing related benefits have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong record of detailed working with a range of organisations to achieve positive outcomes for your client.  You will need to have your own transport because you will be regularly travelling around the borough as part of your resettlement role.
For further information do get in touch.
Application Deadline 12/7/2020

 

If you have the right experience for this role and feel your skills and experience match the requirements, or if you would like more information on the role, please contact us on 020 8125 4321 or email ricky@buckinghamfutures.com

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