Housing Officer

Posted 20 May 2024
Salary Up to £27.12 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
ReferenceJodie Kane_1716216495
Contact NameJodie Kane

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure that tenants understand their rights and responsibilities under the tenancy agreement and that all tenancy conditions are adhered to.
  • To take action concerning breach of tenancy, removal of squatters, unauthorised occupants, authorising successions, assignments and referring complex cases to the Area Housing Manager.
  • To attend Court to give evidence in cases relating to breaches of tenancy and of lease agreements and to execute evictions in conjunction with appointed bailiffs.
  • To investigate and manage all reported and recorded incidents of low level antisocial behaviour in a timely manner and in accordance with service standards, legislation and the Antisocial Behaviour Policy and Procedure. Ensure that early intervention and enforcement measures are implemented to minimise the risk to the victim or perpetrator.
  • To advise tenants on, and process applications under, the Council's policies on transfers and mutual exchanges.
  • To be responsible for carrying out initial tenancy visits to new tenants' homes to ensure that they are satisfied with the service and understand the terms of their tenancy.
  • To arrange a follow up meeting to ensure that any issues that arose are dealt with including rent and housing benefit repairs and any other tenancy issues or problems within the home.
  • To carry out regular tenancy audits, use business intelligence to detect unlawful subletting, and work with internal departments where information sharing protocols are in place to protect public asserts.
  • To effectively manage the termination of tenancies and to work with the Lettings and Voids Team so that the void turnover period is minimised.
  • To work with colleagues within Housing Services and ICT to assist in the improvement of digital services for residents and mobile working solutions for staff, including providing feedback on experience with mobile working solutions, passing on feedback from residents and promoting a move towards self-service for residents and flexible working with colleagues.

What you need:

  • QSW Status - including qualification, Social Work England registration and completed ASYE
  • A minimum of 2 years' experience
  • Right to work in the UK

Benefits of working with Remedy

  • A personal one-one service from your highly experienced dedicated consultant.
  • Top tier supplier across London giving us first access to jobs
  • Referral bonus - up to £250* per person placed.
  • Double payrolls each week.

*Terms & Conditions apply

You will be required to fully register with Remedy for all locum positions.

Remedy Social Care is a APSCo Standard agency and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the vulnerable. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS. Our objective is to be an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from everyone with suitable skills and ability regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief. All applications will be accepted and reviewed solely on merit.