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Job Reference: 56913

Housing Officer

  • DurhamCounty Durham
  • £12.5 - £12.5 per hour
  • Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care are looking for a Housing Officer in Durham. This is a temporary contract initially, for 3 months but likely to be extended upon this. Please note most of this work can be completed remotely, only 2 days required in the office per week (Seaham or Crook)

The role:

As a Housing Officer, we are looking for someone to provide high standard, comprehensive homelessness and assist the prevention service, assessing and determining duties owed under the statutory provisions of the Housing Act 1996 , the Homeless Reduction Act 2017 and associated legislation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide a front line service through face to face and written communication to customers identified as requiring homelessness assessments, or advice and assistance to prevent homelessness
  • To provide advice to clients on options open to them to retain existing accommodation or secure suitable re-housing including negotiations with landlords and other third parties to prevent homelessness, including financial assessments, maximisation of income and completing applications for discretionary Housing Payments and case monitoring.
  • To work within the Stronger Families Framework to ensure members of the public access appropriate services to sustain accommodation, health and wellbeing, including access to training and employment opportunities.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ Level 4 or equivalent
  • Experience: 2+ years working in a similar role.
  • Compliance: Up to date DBS.
  • 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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