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Housing Needs Assessment Officer

Job Description

A large London Borough Council is recruiting for an Accommodation Needs Officer in Redbridge to carry out accommodation suitability assessments and work with at risk households at to prevent homelessness.

The Role
The key responsibilities of this Accommodation Needs Officer will be to:

  • Specialise in the carrying out of accommodation suitability assessments of households' accommodation needs
  • Provide an effective service offering customers in housing need a full range of advice and interventions related to their housing options
  • Provide an effective homelessness service, including assessment and investigation of homeless approaches in line with legislation
  • Work with customers to develop and review Personalised Housing Plans for customers in light of the HRA.
  • Reduce the need for provision of temporary accommodation but ensuring effective options, prevention and relief activity.

The Candidate
To be considered for this Accommodation Needs Officer role you will require previous experience working with a homelessness capacity and have the following skills and experience:

  • Good knowledge of homelessness legislation (1996 Housing Act Part VII, HRA 2017 etc)
  • Thorough understanding of issues facing those at risk of homelessness
  • Experience carrying out accommodation suitability assessments

Due to the vulnerable nature of the service users, you will require an enhanced DBS for this role..

The Contract
This is a full time Accommodation Needs Officer role, working 09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday on a temporary contract, running until the end of March 2023.

Referral Bonus
If this Accommodation Needs Officer role is not suitable for yourself, but you know someone who may be interested, please pass on their details, or forward these details to them.
If they are successful in applying, you will receive a £250 referral bonus upon completion of an initial probationary period.

How to Apply
If you are interested in this Accommodation Needs Officer role, please send your CV lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk or call me on 01772 208 966 discuss the vacancy in more detail.
Also, if this Accommodation Needs Officer role doesn't interest you, but you are looking for new opportunities, please still get in touch as I cover all housing-related vacancies across the region