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Homelessness and preventions Officer

Apply2020-05-28 14:45:292020-12-31Eden Brown Synergy

Homelessness and preventions Officer

Date posted: May 28, 2020
£13.99 - £18.12 per hour
East Sussex, England
Job description

My Client is currently looking for a handful of homelessness prevention officers to join their team on a temporary basis until August 2020. This will be at the rate of £13.99 paye or £18.12 umbrella.

You wont be making section 184 decisions but need HRA experience and knowledge.

Due to the current pandemic you will be working remotely from a laptop/phone and must be able to work independently. A DBS will be needed as you may need to visit some clients when safe to do so

Responsibilities include

  • Undertake visits to households who are at risk of homelessness, are accommodated in temporary accommodation or who have been helped in to private accommodation, maintaining a focus on prevention of homelessness and sustainment of accommodation.
  • Accompany applicants to viewings of properties and meetings with landlords. work with colleagues in Housing Needs to facilitate the 'Accommodation Finding Drop n Service' and support applicants to move or sustain their new home.
  • Carry out interventions, including timely referrals to relevant services when a tenancy is at risk of breaking down including eviction from the family home or by friends.
  • Responsible for the identification of vulnerable applicants, making referrals to relevant internal or external services.
  • Keep up to date working knowledge of the housing market locally and nationally to ensure options for finding a settled home are maximised.
  • Organise and deliver training for other sections/departments/teams on Homelessness Prevention, and including induction of new staff
  • Carry out assessments and pursue enquiries in respect of homelessness applications to the point of recommending a decision, communicating the decision to the applicant within required time scales.
  • Provide advice and assistance to the prospective tenants regarding the terms and conditions of a tenancy, rent liability, Local Housing Allowance entitlement, including the completion of claim forms for service relevant support providers.
  • Carry out the end of tenancy advice procedure for existing tenants moving from temporary accommodation.
  • Use the IT systems, to carry out the functions of this post including inputting and analysing data.
  • Initiate and undertake project work where required, for example in the implementation of new schemes for improving the service; the monitoring of and reporting on performance information and contribute to working groups.
  • Represent the team at meetings as directed by the line manager

Should your skills match the above please send through your updated CV

Your expert recruitment consultant is Danielle Taylor, call today on 0207 422 7371 or email Eden Brown Synergy is committed to equality in the workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. Eden Brown Synergy is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.

Reference: 269725DAT_1590673529

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