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Housing Options Officer

  • Job reference: jt0105
  • Location: Neath Port Talbot
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: Housing Options Officer, Neath
A South Wales based council are recruiting for a Housing Options Officer to prevent homelessness through the provision of housing advice by assisting households to secure alternative accommodation and by referring vulnerable households to appropriate support agencies

The Role
Your key duties within the role will include:
-To be responsible to the Senior Housing Options Officer for the day-to-day operation of the Housing Options Service and the implementation of Council policy in relation to current statute, relevant codes of guidance and case law.
-To be responsible for interviewing and assessing homelessness cases and carrying out any investigation of the facts of each individual case. To maintain accurate records of interview and cases presented and prepare documentation in relation to provision of accommodation.
-To liaise with statutory and voluntary agencies with a view to preventing homelessness and to signpost and refer applicants to relevant external support and advice agencies.
-To undertake appropriate Risk Assessments, record outcomes and act on identified risks and to ensure compliance with all Corporate and Directorate Health and Safety Policies.
-To represent the Housing Options Service at appropriate forums as and when requested.
- To organise interim accommodation and provide referrals to the Support and Resettlement Service.
-To participate in supervision and appraisal sessions and to undertake personal development and training as identified in supervision sessions.
-To participate in the Authorities formal Out of Hours rota including covering bank holidays.
-In addition to the above duties and responsibilities, the post holder must be prepared to undertake such additional duties which may result from changing circumstances, but which may not of necessity change the general character or level of responsibility to the post.
-The post holder will be subject to annual development review which will incorporate a review of the above duties and performance of the post holder.
The Contract
This is a contact starting 30th Sept 2019 with contract length of 8 weeks, working 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday.

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-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK
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-£250 referral bonus if you refer a successful candidate and they complete a probationary period

How to Apply
If you wish to apply for the role, please send over a copy of your CV to Jason Thomas at Service Care Solutions (Jason. thomas @ service care. org .uk) or feel free to call Jason on 01772 208 966.