Housing Options Officer - Staffordshire

12.00 - 20.00 GBP Hourly + GBP12 - GBP20/hour Negotiable depending upon experience
09 Jul 2018
06 Aug 2018
Public Sector
Contract Type
On an initial 3-4 month interim contract, my client based in Staffordshire requires a talented Housing Options Officer to join the team. Working to the new Homeless Reduction Act (HRA) guidelines, you will work alongside the team and will actively work to prevent homelessness within the area.

About the role:

* Working within the new Homeless Reduction Act (HRA) guidelines you will assess clients who are at risk of homelessness / homeless
* You will work alongside the Senior Housing Options Officer and Housing Options Manager to ensure clients receive the best standard of service
* You will use your up-to-date working knowledge of Housing Legislation and case law to make accurate and informed Section 184 decisions.
* Using your knowledge of the surrounding area, you will make accurate referrals to accommodation and specialists services were appropriate
* You will work with clients on their Personal Housing Plans to actively prevent repeat homelessness.
* Building on your previous experience of working with external third-parties, you will; build, establish and maintain close working relationships with third-party organisations within the area

About you:

* Previous experience within a Housing Options / Homelessness role
* An enhanced DBS is desirable
* Be an effective communicator - both written and verbal
* A thorough and detailed working knowledge of the Homeless Reduction Act (HRA) guidelines
* Previous experience of making accurate Section 184 decisions that are in-line with Part VI and Part VII of the Housing Act 1996

If you have previous experience within a Housing Options / Homelessness role and are able to interview this week, then don't hesitate to apply