Vacancy Description

£29.00 Per Hour Temporary

We have a new vacancy available for Housing Needs Officer to work on a temporary basis paying £29 ph Umbrella rate.

You will be required to work for this busy but rewarding team based in North West London. The ideal candidate will have the following:

Key Duties.

Investigating homelessness claims; interviewing and assessing homeless families both in person and by phone, also carrying out home visits when needed

Writing concise and informed section 184 decision letter

Creating Personal Housing Plans with clients to prompt Homelessness prevention

Providing appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and undertaking action to prevent homelessness

Effectively sign posting clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice, CAB, Credit Union

Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002

Up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA

Providing advice and assistance to customers approaching the Council with a housing related problem

Identifying presenting issues; responding proactively to enable people to remain in their existing accommodation by preventing homelessness where possible.

1 At least 3 years front line HRA experience
2 Experiencing in issuing section 184 decisions
3 Experience using the Jigsaw system

You will also need to attend the office 2 days a week.

Please apply ASAP in intereted

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