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Housing Options Officer

  • Location:

    Liverpool

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    Up to £14.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JR120_1605452270

  • Published:

    13 days ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-12-15

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Housing Options Officer

Akton has a Housing Options Officer vacancy in Liverpool

Experience

2. Substantial experience of interviewing and negotiation skills including direct experience of working to prevent homelessness.*
3. Experience of homelessness and housing advice work.*
4. Experience in working with vulnerable client groups.
5. Knowledge of the social and financial costs of homelessness to individuals, the local authority and other relevant bodies.
6. Knowledge of Landlord and Tenant, Immigration, Welfare Benefits and relevant Social Services legislation.
7. Experience of effective interviewing skills. A/I

A/I


Skills/Abilities 8. Ability to think creatively in finding solutions to preventing homelessness.
9. Effective communication skills both verbal and written.
10. Confident user of information technology applications to include database input, word processing, and email.
11. Ability to negotiate and work assertively, yet in a sensitive manner, with those who are potentially homeless to ensure that they achieve a realistic understanding of their situation and to discuss the options available to them.
12. Ability to investigate issues in a sensitive manner.
13. Ability to accurately record statements and findings.*
14. Ability to discuss and negotiate effective outcomes with accommodation providers and landlords options to prevent homelessness