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Senior Housing Officer

  • Location:

    Dorset

  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £20.00 - £25.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jordan Richards

  • Contact email:

    jrichards@aktonrecruitment.com

  • Job ref:

    JR86_1600770653

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

  • Expiry date:

    2020-10-22

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Senior Housing Officer

Akton Recruitment has a vacancy for a Senior Housing Officer in Bournemouth

MAIN PURPOSE
? To provide comprehensive technical advice and support for complex
cases with multiple needs, particularly where these require a multi
agency partnership approach
? To ensure the housing needs of individuals are assessed and met by
providing professional and specialist advice / expertise

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
? To assess, analyse and mitigate risk in service delivery (including lone
working, decision making) and develop solutions in partnership with
several stakeholders for a range of varied problems / housing issues
? To provide specialist knowledge, expertise and advice to the Housing
Options Team on a wide range of housing practices, processes and
procedures.
? To ensure officer practices and their approach are compliant with policy
and procedure in terms of quality assurance through regular case
review
? To develop, review and update individual housing pathways and
support effective delivery of processes with a range of council and noncouncil agencies
? To act as senior practitioner to provide support to the team of Housing
Options Advisors and Assistants with, and in making complex
decisions and using professional judgement under the provisions of
Housing Act 1996 and the Homelessness Act 2002 and advise on a
range of matters concerning related legislation such as landlord and
tenant, family, welfare benefits, childcare and persons from abroad.
? To work in a multi-agency setting, building effective relationships and
developing interventions with a range of partners on complex and often
contentious casework situations who are challenging to engage with, in
the pursuit of prevention of homelessness
? To be the lead practitioner and representative for the service on
domestic abuse, high risk offenders and those found to be intentionally
homeless (i.e. representing the service at MARAC, MAPPA and
safeguarding case conferences)
? To act as lead practitioner for the service for all verified rough sleepers
including assisting with the coordination of MRSSAG (Multi-Agency
Rough Sleeper Advisory Group)
? To be lead officer for case management and maintenance of effective
working relationships for those discharged from hospitals with complex
housing issues
? To be the teams lead officer responsible for the compilation and
coordination of reports considered at bespoke housing panels,
including Extra Care, Supported Housing and Gypsy Traveller.
? To be responsible for keeping accurate records relating to the Housing
Advice, Homelessness and all housing contacts across the service and
ensure a detailed and thorough knowledge of data Protection, case
management and subject access request principles.