Housing Solutions Officer - Generic

Posted 07 June 2024
Salary Up to £26 per hour
Job type Contract
Discipline Social Care
ReferenceJodie Kane_1717773145
Contact NameJodie Kane

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • To carry out homelessness assessment in accordance with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
  • To devise robust personalised housing plans
  • To make decisions and issue S184 letters and also make s198 referrals this includes making non-priority decisions, intentionally homeless decisions and acceptances.
  • To carry out prevention and relief duties and issue notification letters.
  • To provide an effective, professional service on behalf of the Council including offering a full range of advice on housing options in the private and public sector and ensure comprehensive homelessness prevention service.
  • To provide an effective, professional homelessness service on behalf of the Council including assessment and investigation of homeless approached and applications in line with the Council's statutory duties under the Housing Act 1996 Part 7 and relevant case laws and local policies.
  • To develop, update and review Personalised Housing Plan for customers on behalf of the council in light of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. This Plan will ensure that homelessness is prevented or relieved through active engagement with council and private sector services.
  • To drive the Council's reduction of temporary accommodation expenditure by ensuring that all other avenues are explored and clients are diverted away from its use.
  • To lead on the collation of the data information for the Department for Communities and Local Government, thereby assisting the government in its work to capture the true picture of homelessness and its impact on society.
  • This position is fundamental to the provision of services to vulnerable customers who may approach the Council for assistance through the Children's Act, the Care Act and all relevant housing legislation including the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.
  • To take proactive steps to prevent and resolve crisis across the housing, health and social care agendas.
  • To make high quality, timely and accurate homeless decisions, making appropriate referrals to other services where a housing duty may not be owed or is coming to an end.

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.