Homeless Prevention and Assessment Officer

Wirral, Merseyside
£23,866 to £27,358
27 Jun 2018
23 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Homeless Prevention and Assessment Officer 

£23,866 to £27,358

Band G

5 x 36.00 Hours per week

Fixed Term Contract 6 Months

An experienced and self-motivated Housing Options Officer is required to provide Homeless prevention advice and assistance to households who are threatened with homelessness and also assess and process Homelessness applications made under current legislation.

The ideal candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of homeless legislation (Part VII of the Housing Act 1996 & 2002) this will include developing personalised housing plans and decision making in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

You will have experience of working within a homeless/ housing environment and managing a demanding caseload carrying out assessments and investigations in line with homeless legislation.

This will include the use of prevention tools to sustain tenancies or secure suitable, affordable accommodation.

You must be highly literate and have excellent communication, organisational and IT skills, as well as having a flair for dealing with demanding situations, in a calm and efficient manner.

This post is subject to an Enhanced Adult and Child Level DBS check.