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Homelessness Officer- Cheshire

  • Location

    Cheshire, England

  • Sector:

    Housing

  • Job type:

    Contract

  • Salary:

    £13 - £15 per hour

  • Contact:

    Bronte Boland

  • Contact email:

    bronte@remedyrecruitmentgroup.co.uk

  • Salary high:

    15

  • Salary low:

    13

  • Job ref:

    Housing315224_1539254524

  • Published:

    4 days ago

  • Duration:

    On going.

  • Expiry date:

    2018-11-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Remedy Recruitment - Homelessness Officer

Recent housing experience is required.

  • Assess, investigate and make homelessness decisions on cases against current legislation and case law so that they stand up to legal scrutiny.
  • Keep comprehensive case notes and evidence to support the decision-making process and ensure these are updated on each contact.
  • Communicate decisions, both verbally and in writing, to relevant parties to ensure they are understood and acted upon appropriately.
  • Provide mediation and liaison with all parties who influence or have a stake in any individual's homelessness, e.g. friends, GPs, hospitals to avert homelessness where possible.
  • To ensure households are appropriately assessed for temporary and permanent accommodation to ensure appropriate accommodation is sourced, communication with partners is ongoing about case progress and a settled housing option is secured in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Deliver basic debt and welfare benefits advice to clients to ensure the impacts of welfare reform are mitigated and affordable housing solutions are accessed.
  • Assess households against local and national criteria to see if they are eligible for appropriate interventions, e.g. Prevention Fund, DGS, Mortgage Rescue.
  • Provide a presence at local court hearings potentially defending customers who have been issued with possession proceedings.
  • Organise and take part in case conferences with external partners to resolve housing issues.
  • Develop and share a comprehensive network of contacts in the statutory, voluntary and private sector and with all registered social landlords operating in the area.

Please email or call 0208 418 7676.