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Housing Assessment Officer

  • Job reference: ASRCOV01
  • Location: Coventry, West Midlands
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: Job Title: Housing Assessment Officer
Location: Coventry
Contract: 2 Months
Hours: 37 Hours a week
Start Date: 02/02/2020

A Local Authority based in Coventry are looking for an experienced Housing Assessment Officer to join them on a 2-month contract initially. The Housing Assessment Officer will be responsible for the assessment and discharge of the Authority's statutory duties in relation to part VII of the Housing Act 1996. Please only apply if you are experienced in Housing Options/Homelessness Reduction.

The Role
The successful candidate will be expected to;

*Provide frontline assessment and advice
*The rotation of roles within the team to include First Response and Homelessness Assessment
*Assessment and assistance of housing needs that lead to the prevention of homelessness
*The assessment and discharge of the Authority's statutory duties in relation to part VII of the Housing Act 1996 (as amended)

The Candidate
The ideal candidate must;

*Have experience working with the Homelessness Reduction Act
*Have experience making S184 decisions
*Have detailed and comprehensive knowledge of Housing Legislation including Housing Act 1996; Homelessness Act 2002; Localism Act 2011; Homelessness Order 2012; Homelessness Code of Guidance for Local Authorities 2006; Allocation of Accommodation: Guidance for Authorities in England 2012; Supplementary Guidance on the Homelessness changes in the Localism Act 2011 and on the Homelessness Order 2012
*Candidates will not have the opportunity of lengthy training in the role therefore must be able to undertake the work from the start
*Knowledge of a wide range of homelessness prevention tools and services to assist homeless people.
*Must have experience of working with customers with housing needs.

Similar roles include: Housing Options, Housing Needs, Homelessness Prevention
To apply please send your CV to Ashlee . Ryan @ ServiceCare .org .uk or call me on 01772 208966.