Housing Options Adviser

Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Anonymous

Northampton, Northamptonshire United Kingdom
Real Estate
Immediate Start
£20 - £25 Hourly
Contract/Project
A local authority in Northampton undergoing a number of regeneration programmes to modernise the large borough. The successful candidate will become part of the team that undertake interviews of households who are threatened with homelessness.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Conduct interviews of households for those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness within 28 days
• The successful candidate will work with families who have been asked to leave their private sector tenancy
• Ensuring that tenants can remain or secure alternative accommodation in the private rented sector
• To contribute to the Housing and Wellbeing service plan to help tackle and prevent homelessness, reduce rough sleeping and improve housing conditions
• To ensure accurate and appropriate record keeping including updating all relevant case files
• Work proactively within the Homelessness Team to provide support to the Housing Options and Advice Manager and both Senior Officers to build strong and effective partnerships

Experience

• A minimum of 2 years' experience of interviewing applicants, making enquiries and decisions around Housing Options
• Working experience of interpreting and applying the homelessness legislation/Codes of Guidance in a statutory homelessness provision environment
• Working knowledge of the Housing Act Part VI, Choice Based Lettings and Welfare Benefits system
• Ability to demonstrate empathy to clients who are facing stressful/distressing circumstances
• A track record of working collaboratively and proactively with other services and organisations to prevent homelessness

In Return

• An opportunity to work in the Northampton area
• Initial 3 month contract
• A competitive hourly rate
• Weekly payments and a designated consultant

Reference: 620368870

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