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Housing Solutions Officer

  • Location:

    West Bromwich

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £12.60 - £15.00 per day

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JR154_1612788235

  • Published:

    22 days ago

  • Duration:

    3 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2021-03-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Housing Solutions Officer

Akton Recruitment has a Housing Solutions Officer vacancy

Contract Length: 3-month rolling contract

Job Summary

To provide an effective and professional person centred approach to the prevention and relief of homelessness. To undertake a holistic approach to casework including the assessment and investigation of homelessness in line with the Council's statutory duties. Previous experience within the Homelessness sector is essential for this role, any applications that do not have this experience unfortunately will not be considered.

Your current duties and responsibilities are:
* To prevent homelessness through a range of prevention initiatives
* To provide advice and assistance of a range of housing options including accessing the Private Rented Sector
* To undertake a holistic assessment of the client's need referring to appropriate agencies as required
* To develop, update and review Personalised Housing Plans for customers in light of the Homeless Reduction Act following a detailed assessment
* To contribute to the Council's reduction of temporary accommodation expenditure by ensuring that all other avenues are explored and usage is minimised.
* To provide an innovative, dynamic and solutions focussed approach to prevent the client from becoming homeless and explore all housing options.
* To write and issue statutory S184 decision letters, letters of referral to other local authorities where an applicants local connection lies elsewhere and outcome letters to advise the applicant of their initial interview.
* To take a full homeless application and undertake thorough investigations in accordance with the Homeless Reduction Act 2017
* To carry out detailed enquiries on cases subject to statutory review proceedings
* To liaise with customers, statutory organisations, advocates and third sector partners to arrive at sustainable housing solutions for clients with multiple needs.