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Homelessness & Preventions Officer- Public Sector

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Industry: Public Sector

Company: Coyle Personnel

Location: London Bridge

Salary: £15 - £18/hour

Homelessness & Preventions Officer- Public SectorDescription: One of our clients would like to recruit an experienced Homelessness & Preventions Officer. This contract is initially for three months. JOB DETAILS; Acting as first point of contact for homeless clients and dealing with initial queries Assessing if homeless applicants need emergency accommodation or arranging future appointments Investigating cases of homelessness and interviewing people threatened with homelessness Assessing homeless applications and making s184 decisions Providing advice on housing options to prevent homelessness in the first instance Advising people on the options available such as mortgage rescue schemes and the rent deposit scheme. Liaising with specialist support providers and contacting landlords on the behalf of clients threatened with homelessness to prevent this where possible Helping clients to access private sector housing and assisting clients to access alternative accommodation PERSON SPECIFICATION; Experience of the above is essential. Have to be fully conversant with the Housing Act 1996 Part VII, the Homelessness Act 2002 and the Localism Act 2011. Conversant with s184 of the Housing Act. The ability to interpret complex information. The ability to make sound decisions and exercise sound judgement. The ability to write strong and accurate decision letters. The ability to work under pressure and deal with sensitive issues

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