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Housing Solutions

  • Job reference: 20672
  • Location: Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Homeless and Housing Options
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Job description: Housing Solutions - Huddersfield
A local authority in West Yorkshire are recruiting for a Housing Solutions Officer to provide a front line service in preventing homelessness within the private rented sector, this will include undertaking property inspections and assessments under relevant housing legislation and improving property conditions and management practices through mediation.

The Role
The focus of this role is to be responsible for liaising directly with customers to provide creative and innovative solutions to resolve or assist them to resolve appropriately customers' housing needs and problems. You will be proactive and take an approach that builds on what the customers can do for themselves, that is an asset based rather than a deficit approach.
You will establish and maintain a wide range of positive working relationships and will be expected to demonstrate your skills in mediation, negotiation and communications to achieve satisfactory outcomes. As a HSO you will be required to have knowledge of a range of housing related legislation and/or issues relating to proving support to enable a transition to successfully maintaining a tenancy. You will be required to maintain computerised records in an accurate and timely manner. You will be required to provide written communication to customers and others.
As a HSO you will be expected to proactively contribute to the services overall objectives and make suggestions for improvements where possible.

The Candidate
To be considered for this role, you will require previous experience within a housing options role and an in-depth understanding of welfare and other housing related benefits

The Contract
This is a full time role (37 hours) on a temporary contract, running until the end of March.

How to Apply
To apply for this role, please send your CV to Lee McMillan at Service Care Solutions via lee . mc millan @ service care . org . uk - you can also call Lee on 01772 208 966 to discuss the role in more detail.