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Homelessness Officer

  • Macclesfield, Cheshire, England
  • Temporary / Full Time
  • Sam Boggis
  • £12.35 - £15.38

Seven Social Care are looking for a Homelessness Officer to work with Cheshire East Council. This position is initially for a period of 3 months and is paying from £12.35 – £15.38 per hour (paid to you via an umbrella company).

The role:

To deliver a quality, comprehensive homelessness assessment service which fulfils the Council’s statutory duties under Housing Act 1996 VII. To prevent homelessness where possible for those clients approaching who are at imminent risk of homelessness and to help to identify and meet housing need in the Borough.

Key Responsibilities:

Assess, investigate and make homelessness decisions on cases against current legislation and case law so that they stand up to legal scrutiny.

Keep comprehensive case notes and evidence to support the decision-making process and ensure these are updated on each contact.

Communicate decisions, both verbally and in writing, to relevant parties to ensure they are understood and acted upon appropriately.

Provide mediation and liaison with all parties who influence or have a stake in any individual’s homelessness, e.g. friends, GPs, hospitals to avert homelessness where possible.

To ensure households are appropriately assessed for temporary and permanent accommodation to ensure appropriate accommodation is sourced, communication with partners is ongoing about case progress and a settled housing option is secured in an efficient and timely manner.

Deliver basic debt and welfare benefits advice to clients to ensure the impacts of welfare reform are mitigated and affordable housing solutions are accessed.

Applicant Requirements:

  • Qualifications: NVQ level 3 qualification in Housing/Social Support related field, or an equivalent qualification/experience.
  • Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
  • Compliance: Current DBS check.
  • Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
  • Hours: 37 hours p/w.

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