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Homelessness Reduction Officer

Apply2020-06-15 17:34:482021-01-29Eden Brown Synergy

Homelessness Reduction Officer

Date posted: June 15, 2020
Up to £26.29 per hour
London, England
Job description

Do you have Homelessness experience? Do you have experience dealing with families in these situations? If so my client is currently looking for a Homelessness Reduction Officer for their team on a temporary basis for approx 3 month with the possibility of extension at the rate of £26.29 an hour umbrella.

A enhanced DBS is needed for this role.

You will be working as a team to provide innovative approaches in the prevention of homelessness to carry out homeless prevention activity early and able customers to plan for their future housing need.

Main responsibilities

* 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.
* To participate in providing a duty service, arranging follow up appointments and/or making a suitable referral.

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: 270175DAT_1592238887

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