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Job Reference: 56382

Homeless Prevention Officer

  • GuisboroughNorth Yorkshire
  • £13.47 - £16.28 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Resourcing are looking for 3 temporary Homeless Prevention Officers to work in Guisborough. This position is initially for a period of 12 months and is paying £13.47 – £16.28 per hour (PAYE and Umbrella payment options available).

The role:

To provide timely and appropriate housing advice and support to vulnerable households in order to prevent and/or alleviate homelessness and where necessary be responsible for the investigation of homelessness applications in accordance with legislation and guidance. The post will occasionally be required to work outside normal office hours i.e. evenings and weekends.

Key Responsibilities:

      To ensure that clients who approach the Homelessness Service receive appropriate advice and support in order to prevent/alleviate homelessness.

To assist the Housing Service Team Leader in the development of strategies and schemes to prevent homelessness and to implement good practice.

To maintain appropriate statistical, financial and administrative records relating to homelessness prevention.

To assist the Housing Service Team Leader in the analysis of data associated with homelessness and its prevention.

To provide promotional advice and education to specific client groups at risk of homelessness.

Where necessary, to carry out home visits to clients that are at risk of homelessness in order to assess circumstances and provide appropriate advice, through the delivery of a flexible hours homelessness prevention service

Some evenings and weekends work, to enhances service provision / provide access to service where necessary.

Liaise with landlords and relevant agencies in order to resolve issues which could result in Homelessness.

To assist the Housing Service Team Leader in the allocation and monitoring of the “Homelessness Prevention Fund” in order to prevent specific cases of homelessness.

Where required, to investigate and assess claims of homelessness/potential homelessness in accordance with existing legislation.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: A good standard of basic education demonstrating good literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: 2 x references and current DBS check.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37.5 hours p/w.

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