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Housing Options and Homelessness Prevention Specialist
Summary: Join our team as a specialist Housing Options and Homelessness Prevention Officer to provide vital support to members of the public facing housing crises. This role focuses on delivering comprehensive housing options, choice-based lettings (CBL), and homelessness prevention services, ensuring individuals receive tailored assistance to secure suitable accommodation and prevent homelessness.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Assess customers' housing needs and options, developing personalized housing plans.
  • Prevent homelessness by identifying alternative housing solutions and offering immediate support to those at risk.
  • Place individuals in emergency accommodation or temporary housing when necessary.
  • Make critical decisions regarding statutory homelessness duties and issue formal notifications accordingly.
  • Provide advice and information to both statutory and voluntary agencies on housing-related matters.
  • Support customers through the homelessness application process, coordinating support from colleagues and professionals.
  • Deliver enhanced housing options services by offering advice on related areas such as debt and employment.
  • Offer guidance on landlord-tenant law and assess housing need in line with lettings policies and CBL systems.
  • Engage with customers with diverse needs, including those with complex issues such as mental health, substance misuse, or domestic abuse histories.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Previous experience in housing options, choice-based lettings, or homelessness prevention.
  • Strong understanding of landlord-tenant law and housing policies.
  • Ability to assess complex needs and provide tailored support accordingly.
  • Excellent decision-making skills, particularly in high-pressure situations.
  • Experience working with vulnerable individuals, including those with mental health issues or substance misuse.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • DBS clearance required.

If you're passionate about making a difference in people's lives and have the skills to excel in this challenging yet rewarding role, we want to hear from you. Join us in our mission to tackle homelessness and provide essential support to those in need. Apply now to become our next Housing Options and Homelessness Prevention Specialist!