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Housing Options Officer

Job Description

We are currently working with a Housing Association based in dunstable and are recrutiing for a Housing Options Officer on an Interim ongoing contract.

This is a Hybrid working role to start asap!

The Housing Options Team deliver an effective advisory and assistance service as part of a comprehensive approach to Housing Options. The team provide core statutory services required by the Housing legislation covering homelessness. Specialising in assessment, investigation, and decision making, ensuring services provided meet legal requirements and best practice guidance. Team's main function is to reduce homelessness and rough sleeping.

What the role involves:

Deliver effective advisory & assistance service as part of a comprehensive approach to Housing Options that meets statutory requirements. * Negotiate with landlords and other agencies or relevant parties (e.g. family and friends) to ensure that accommodation does not cease to be available to an applicant whenever possible. * Mediate to resolve potentially homeless cases, irrespective of tenure (excluding fear of violence). * Manage a caseload, and make decisions in regards to homelessness which include judgements related to duties owed by the local authority and determining the best course of action in emergency situations, which impact upon the health and safety of people in the community.

If your interested in the role then please forward your CV to me asap.