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HOMELESS OFFICER- DENBIGHSHIRE

  • Job reference: SHAB473820
  • Location: Denbighshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Advice
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Job description: Good Afternoon,
We are currently recruiting for a Homeless Officer based in Denbighshire.
*Temp Contract
*Based in Denbighshire
As a Homeless Prevention Officer based in Rhyl, it will be your responsibility to deliver services to households in housing need in compliance with Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and Supporting People initiative. You will deal with initial housing advice enquiries by providing housing advice and/or by discussing the housing options available to them in order to prevent homelessness wherever possible and respond to identified housing needs.
Previous experience of housing options, advice or solutions role and a good understanding of the Welsh Housing Act of 2014, as well as detailed knowledge and experience of Welfare Rights, debt, mediation, negotiation and supporting Vulnerable Adults are highly desirable.
In this role you will be responsible for:
* Providing advice and information on housing options to the public.
* Carrying out assessment of need. Devise support plans to prevent homelessness. Produce and maintain detailed case records.
* Prepare and submit all relevant documentation to the Council's Legal Department in relation to reviews of homeless decisions, evictions from temporary accommodation, recovery of debts.
* Provide a home visiting service to eligible service users in order to give support and guidance, provide practical help and inspect living conditions.
* Attend and participate in regular Homeless Prevention Team meetings and work with the team to provide an effective service.
* Assist service users in a sensitive way and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
If you are interested in this post the please forward your CV over to me asap or call me directly on 01772 208966.