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Housing Choices Officer

  • Location:

    Newham

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £12.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    RQ430199_1625173503

  • Published:

    24 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-07-31

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Housing Choices Officer

Akton has an opening for a Housing Choices Officer

Please only put forward candidates who have experience of undertaking assessments under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) and preventing homelessness in accordance with the provisions of the Homelessness Reduction Act.

This includes:

* Experience of preventing homelessness in accordance with the provisions of the Homelessness Reduction Act, associated Code of Guidance, case law and best practice.

* Experience of assessing people's housing need, reflecting their specific circumstances, creating tailored Personal Housing Plans to either prevent or relieve homelessness and with a full understanding of the vulnerabilities and complexities presented by individuals

* Experience of managing a complex and demanding case load in a busy and often challenging environment, ensuring all options are thoroughly explored.

* Experience of undertaking the assessment and investigation of homeless applications under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended) where prevention/relief is not possible, and inform clients of their assessment outcome.

* Experience of maintaining high levels of good customer care and empathy throughout. We may not always be able to give people what they want, but we should always be honest and treat them with respect, in consideration of their situation.