Homelessness Prevention and Solutions Officer

  • Location
    Twickenham, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 17.09 - £ 22 / Hour
  • Category
    Public Sector - Housing
  • Job type
    Temporary
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-052019-65738

Please only apply if you have the necessary experience in assessing homeless applications under the Homeless Reduction Act.










































Council



Local Authority within Twickenham



Job Title



Homelessness Prevention and Solutions Officer



Pay Rate



£17.09 PAYE


£22.12 UMBRELLA



Hours



36hrs per week



Duration



Minimum 12 week temporary assignment



Location



Civic Centre, Twickenham TW1 3BZ



Description



The postholder will manage a caseload of applicants approaching the Council for assistance under the provisions of the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.



Officers will work creatively and proactively to prevent homelessness, avoiding the need for households to be placed into temporary accommodation wherever possible.



The postholder will work alongside partner agencies delivering housing surgeries in the community.



Job Purpose



� To work proactively and collaboratively with households who are homeless or threatened with homelessness to assist them to sustain their current housing where possible, or otherwise to secure alternative, suitable and affordable accommodation.


� To hold a personal caseload of households, to agree practical and reasonable steps for the Council and the household to take to prevent and/or relieve homelessness. Households will include private or social tenants, home owners, those evicted by family members or facing relationship breakdown, and may be vulnerable and/or have complex needs.


� To provide a flexible and responsive service for applicants who are homeless or threatened with homelessness by delivering services from Richmond and Wandsworth Council offices and community based locations, ensuring comprehensive housing advice is available for customers, staff and partner agencies. To carry out home visits to assess homelessness and the sustainability of the applicant's current housing.





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Please apply with your CV to: Callum Graham