020 8125 4321

(BF7937) Housing Options Officer

Buckingham Futures
Published
March 23, 2021
Location
East London, United Kingdom
Category
Job Type

Description

Our client in East London is looking for a Housing Options Officer on an interim basis.

Duties

 

1)To act as a caseworker for housing applicants providing advice guidance and assistance on the range of options available to resolve their housing problems. Interviewing applicants on the day of presentation including home visits.

 

2)To receive and assess homeless applications carrying out investigations into homelessness within the framework of the Housing Act 1996 Part VII (Homelessness) and arrive at a decision. Providing accurate and appropriate advice preventing homelessness wherever possible. Refer cases to other sources of assistance where appropriate e.g. social care and health lettings agencies community and voluntary advice organisations.

 

Knowledge and Experience

 

Knowledge of Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended by the homelessness Act 2002) and part VI of the Housing Act 1996 (allocations).

The successful applicant for this post will have experience of casework identifying people’s needs working with them to solve problems and ideally experience of providing support to assist people to maintain their tenancies.

You will need to have a good knowledge of housing-related benefits have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a strong record of detailed working with a range of organisations to achieve positive outcomes for your client.  You will need to have your own transport because you will be regularly travelling around the borough as part of your resettlement role.

To register your interest please email ricky@buckinghamfutures.com or call us on 020 8125 4321.

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