Homelessness Prevention Officer

Posted 9 May by Service Care Solutions - Housing
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Homelessness Prevention Officer
Hammersmith and Fulham, London
Temporary
Full Time

We are seeking a dedicated and skilled Housing Options Officer/ Homelessness Prevention Officer to join a team based in Hammersmith on a full-time temporary ongoing basis. The Homelessness Prevention Officer will be a part of a team conducting assessments of those presenting as homeless, or at risk of homelessness, identifying problems causing their homelessness, and offering support and advice. The post holder will be responsible for providing advice, assistance, and support to members of the community seeking housing advice, and actively working to reduce homelessness in the community. This role requires in-depth knowledge of housing legislation, policies, and procedures, as well as excellent communication experience of interviewing within a homelessness prevention role.
Requirements

  • Previous experience working in a similar role, within housing options or social housing, working closely with homelessness prevention
  • Knowledge of housing legislation, policies, and procedures, including the Homelessness Reduction Act, the Protection from Eviction Act, and Children's Act
  • Previous experience managing a client case load
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable customers, including interviewing and providing suitable housing advice for vulnerable client groups
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Good organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, manage workload efficiently, and meet deadlines


Role Expectations

  • Provide Housing Advice: Offer accurate and up-to-date advice on housing options, and homelessness prevention strategies, ensuring individuals understand their rights and responsibilities
  • Provide an excellent service to all residents and customers who present, apply, or are
  • referred to the service by offering high standards of customer care at all times
  • Process and investigate applications for housing accommodation including those cases who are homelessness and threatened homelessness, having a clear focus on preventing or relieving a person's homelessness
  • Take reasonable steps to secure suitable emergency and temporary accommodation for homeless households according to statutory requirements
  • To provide appropriate advice and assistance to all applicants who are homeless or in
  • housing need, and to maximise the resources and opportunities available to prevent
  • homelessness wherever possible
  • Maintain regular contact with homeless households in temporary accommodation, ensuring that appropriate support is made available
  • Develop, update review, and implement Personalised Housing Plans for customers
  • Assess Housing Needs: Conduct thorough assessments of individuals and families to determine their housing needs and eligibility for different housing options.
  • Investigate and determine the status of those presenting as homeless as referred to the team
  • Maintain Records: Accurately record all interactions, assessments, and decisions in line with relevant policies and procedures, ensuring confidentiality and data protection guidelines are strictly followed


If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please send your CV now for consideration.
If you require any additional information regarding the position, please call Beth at Service Care Solutions on or send an E-Mail to

Reference: 52614950

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