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Housing Solutions Officer

  • Location: Barry, Scotland
  • Salary: £23.81 - £23.81 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time
  • Contact: Sam Boggis

Seven Resourcing are looking for a temporary Housing Solutions Officer to work in Barry. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying £23.81 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

To contribute fully to the delivery of all services in relation to statutory homelessness services, homelessness prevention and housing advice.

To help identify best practice in mitigating adverse impacts of Welfare Reform.

To establish positive relationships with agencies assisting homeless applicants, ensuring our excellent, valued relationship with Housing Benefit Dept continues.

Key Responsibilities:

      To carry out interviews and home visits with persons who are homeless, threatened with homelessness or require housing advice in line with legal requirements and Council policies, with the aim of maintaining their current accommodation through early intervention; negotiation; and homelessness prevention.

To ensure that the relevant statutory investigations are undertaken in line with legislation

To make the relevant statutory decisions promptly and within agreed timescales.

To implement the Council’s Housing Solutions Service to households experiencing any housing problem, including promotion of the Council’s private rented schemes and any other scheme or to work with other sections and departments of the Council and external agencies in seeking to resolve these problems or to carry out investigations.

To carry out Housing Advice Surgery’s in various locations of the Vale of Glamorgan as directed

To attend internal & external team meetings and relevant service related forums as directed.

To visit potentially homelessness clients at their homes.

To complete referrals and checks with Social Services in line with vulnerable adult and child protection policies

To work closely with the Supporting People team to ensure that referrals are made for clients to access appropriate support

To refer where necessary applicants experiencing relationship breakdowns to an appropriate support and mediation service.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: N/A.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Proof of right to work in the UK and references covering the last 3 years.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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