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Housing Options officer -Central Bedfordshire

Job Title: Housing Options officer -Central Bedfordshire
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Bedfordshire
Industry:
Salary: £30 per hour
REF: DCLM24121
Contact Name: Deanna Clarke
Contact Email: deannac@4recruitmentservices.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Housing Options officer -Central Bedfordshire

Location: Watling House, High street North, Dunstable, LU6 1LF (Remote work available)

Contract:  initial 12 -month contract with possible further extension

Hours: 37 hours per week

Pay: £30per hour (depending on experience)

The primary purpose of the role is to:

  • Officers needs to be able take a holistic and person -centred approach to provide providing comprehensive housing advice to prevent and relief homelessness. Candidates will need to be able to assess homeless applications under the legislation, make homelessness inquiries and produce quality personalised housing plans and issue s184 homeless decisions
  • Deliver effective advisory & assistance service as part of a comprehensive approach to Housing Options that meets statutory requirements.
  • Negotiate with landlords and other agencies or relevant parties (e.g., family and friends) to ensure that accommodation does not cease to be available to an applicant whenever possible.
  • Mediate to resolve potentially homeless cases, irrespective of tenure (excluding fear of violence).
  • Manage a caseload, and make decisions in regard to homelessness which include judgements related to duties owed by the local authority and determining the best course of action in emergency situations, which impact upon the health and safety of people in the community

Recruitment is done in line with safe recruitment practices. 4Recruitment Services is an equal opportunities employer. To discuss this vacancy or other vacancies in your area please contact Deanna Clarke on 020 8514 9152 or Email DeannaC@4recruitmentservices.com