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Homelessness Prevention Officer

  • Location:

    Brent

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £17.70 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    5185554_1630531206

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-10-01

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Homelessness Prevention Officer

Akton has an opening for a Homelessness Prevention Officer in NW London

JOB PURPOSE
To be responsible for the effective delivery of the Council's duty to prevent and relieve homelessness
for households who approach the Council in housing need. This will involve assisting homeless
households to avoid the experience of temporary accommodation by engaging with all necessary parties
including landlords and other excluders to stop the loss of their current accommodation followed by a
planned move to the Private Rented Sector where appropriate. When this is not possible or appropriate,
to explore and present a range of housing options to resolve their housing needs. The postholder will
have the ability for dealing with a range of cases, including complex cases which may be subject to
judicial review and ombudsman enquiries. The postholder will be responsible for conducting statutory
homelessness assessments and for supporting households to sustain their tenancies and ensuring they
are settled into their new accommodation. The postholder will have a comprehensive and up-to-date
knowledge of relevant legislation, policy and procedures on homelessness in order to provide innovative
advice and solutions when dealing with complex and difficult cases.