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Homelessness Prevention and Advice Officer

  • Job reference: shan32
  • Location: Elmbridge, Surrey
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: Homelessness Prevention and Advice Officer, based in Elmridge
Temporary Contract to run for 3 months with a strong chance of being extended on a ongoing basis.
Essential Criteria:
Full understanding of the Council's duties to homeless households under the Homeless Reduction Act 2017 and where a main duty is accepted under Housing Act 1996.

The Main Purpose of the role:
*You will manage a caseload to prevent homelessness wherever possible, developing and keeping under review personalised Housing Plans as required by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 to ensure they remain relevant, motivating clients to be proactive in sustaining or seeking accommodation.

*You will work to comply with our prevention and relief duties, issuing decision notifications, undertaking full homelessness investigation, determining the duty owed issuing decision letters in compliance with the Council's duties under the Housing Act 1996 as amended, Homelessness Reduction Act, Codes of Guidance and caselaw.

*You will interview households who are threatened with homelessness and explain what duties may be owed to them including the provision of interim accommodation as appropriate so they are clear on the procedures that will be followed.

*Your main aim will be to prevent homelessness where possible and to work as part of a team operating a front line customer service including assessing applicants who approach as homeless on the day

If you are interested in the role, then please forward your CV to or Call Adam on 01772 208966