Housing Resettlement and Homeless Prevention Officer

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Category
    Public Sector - Housing
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-072020-134949

RESETTLEMENT AND HOMELESS PREVENTION OFFICER


RICHMOND AND WANDSWORTH


MONDAY - FRIDAY 9-5


3 MONTH ASSIGNMENT


IMMEDIATE START



Main responsibilities of a resettlement and homeless prevention officer:



  • To maintain a case load of service users (including those who exhibit aggressive and challenging behaviour). To carry out comprehensive assessments of need, regular welfare visits to monitor progress and to provide support in their accommodation.

  • To help, support and assist the service user with all of the practical aspects of moving and setting up a new home. This will include viewing accommodation, attending sign-up meetings, arranging removals, assisting with packing belongings in some cases and setting up utilities accounts.

  • To provide in-depth advice and information to the service user on topics such as housing, welfare benefits, education, employment and accessing other services.

  • To manage service users budgets by applying for relevant benefits and charitable grants to enable them to purchase furniture and essential household items.



  • To devise and action a personalised housing plan for each applicant. To assist and support the applicants where possible with the targets set on the plan with the primary aim of preventing homelessness.




A resettlement and homeless prevention officer must have:



  • Knowledge of Part VI and VII of the Housing Act 1996. Homeless Reduction Act 2017.

  • The ability to manage a diverse and busy caseload whilst meeting deadlines

  • To have an in-depth knowledge of Resettlement processes in order to assist, advise and support clients through the re-housing process and to promote the work of the team by working closely with a range of internal and external agencies.

  • a full, clean driving licence and their own vehicle for use on a daily basis to carry out lone home visits.



This is an excellent opportunity for a Resettlement and Homeless prevention officer at a competitive rate, in a desired Local Authority.



*Please apply online with your CV. Please note that only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted*











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Please apply with your CV to: Emily Day