Housing Solutions Officer

  • Full Time/Temporary
  • County Durham
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
  • Salary: £10.14
  • Reference ID: NDHOUSDUR

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Housing Officer to work in either the Crook area or the Seaham area depending on the successful candidate’s travel availability.

The Role:

  • To provide housing advice and homeless prevention service in accordance with legislative requirements
  • To include making homeless determinations and delivering an outreach service when required e.g. home visiting
  • To arrange suitable and appropriate temporary accommodation to homeless households
  • To maintain and update accurate information and records and provide reports on statistical and management information as required
  • To liaise with Housing staff, other service teams, Registered Providers and a range of external organisations and partner agencies as required
  • To attend meetings
  • To make payments from identified budgets as required in support of homelessness prevention
  • To provide an out of hours emergency advice and assistance service in respect of temporary accommodation provision

The Person:

  • Must have NVQ level 4 or equivalent in a relevant study
    Must have previous experience in the homelessness and housing sector
  • Must have previous experience of dealing with vulnerable clients and persons
  • Must have Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must have good knowledge of Office software (Word, Excel etc)
  • Will be subjected to an Enhanced DBS check upon acceptance of the post
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