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Housing Needs Officer

  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £20 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Contact phone:

    0161 233 0034

  • Job ref:

    JR-328

  • Published:

    20 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    12 Jun 00:00

  • Startdate:

    2020-05-14

Housing Needs Officer 
 
Akton Recruitment currently has an exciting opportunity for a Housing Needs Officer to provide a full range of advice on housing options within the housing team of a local authority in the London area

Please be advised that experience working as a caseworker in a Housing Needs Experience is essential for this role. We will not consider applicants without prior experience.
 

Prevention work - negotiating with host, aware of S21 notices being legal and eviction process, dealing with landlord harassment, know about N244 re-entry, work with probation, deal with DV and lots more Provide Options and Advice - look at HB, DHP, maximising income, debt management, liaise with Housing Supply

Homelessness Experience - know when interim duty is triggered, placing in TA and what is required, take homelessness applications, make necessary investigations and make decisions whether we owe a duty or not.

Signposting Systems experience: JIGSAW experience, working from home will require unlimited broadband at home and access to a laptop or computer. We may be able to provide laptops where required.

For more informmation please call 01772 428186