My client, a small Local Authority in North Wales, is urgently seeking an experienced Homelessness Officer to join their team for an initial 3 months which is almost certain to be extended to 6 months in the new Financial Year.
The role will involve providing comprehensive housing advice with a strong focus on preventing homelessness; seeing customers all the way through the homelessness process. This will include developing personalised housing plans and decision making in line with the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and other relevant legislation. The role will also involve assessing and verifying applications for the Housing Register and nominating households to Registered Providers.
You will be expected to manage your own caseload, including managing customer expectations, assisting customers to take steps to resolve their own housing need and attending multi-agency meetings.
To be considered for these roles you will be educated to diploma or higher national level (or equivalent), or have equivalent relevant experience for this role. You must be able to demonstrate knowledge of housing legislation, policy and guidance. You will have effective communication and negotiation skills, allowing engagement with customers in a demanding environment in order to find housing solutions.
You may have experience of the following: Housing Liaison Officer, Home Allocation, Housing Assistant, Allocation Liaison, Housing Officer, Allocation Support, Accommodation Allocation, Housing Advice Officer, Homelessness Advice Officer, Community Support Worker etc.
Experience issuing Section 184 Decision letters is absolutely vital.
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