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Housing Options Officer

  • Job reference: Jt0118
  • Location: Southwark, London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: Housing Options Officer, Southwark

A London based council are recruiting for a Perm Housing Options Officer to provide housing advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, investigate Homelessness applications and deciding on nominations and allocations to permanent housing.

The Role
Your key duties within the role will include:

*To provide an effective, professional service on behalf of the Council including offering a full range of advice on housing options in the private and public sector and ensure comprehensive homelessness prevention service

*To provide an effective, professional homelessness service on behalf of the Council including assessment and investigation of homeless approaches and applications in line with the Councils' statutory duties under Housing Act 1996 Part 7 and relevant case law.

*To develop, update and review Personalised Housing Plans for customers on behalf of the council in light of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017. This Plan will ensure that homelessness is prevented or relieved through active engagement with council and private sector services

*To drive the council's reduction of temporary accommodation expenditure by ensuring that all other avenues are explored and customers are diverted away from its use

*To lead on the collation of the data information for the Department for Communities and Local Government thereby assisting the government in its work to capture the true picture of homelessness and its impact on society

*This position is fundamental to the provision of services to vulnerable customers who may approach the council for assistance through the Children's Act, the Care Act, and all relevant housing legislation including the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

The Contract
This is a contact starting 2nd December 2019 on a permanent contract.

Why work with Service Care Solutions?
-An exclusive range of Social Housing vacancies across the UK
-Free DBS processing
-Provider of Housing staff to over 200 local authorities and 100 Housing Associations.
-Frequent notifications for upcoming opportunities via text and email
-£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.