Housing Advisor

Posted 06 March 2024
Salary £29,000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Social Housing Recruitment
Contact NameLeanne Elverson

Job description

Our client, a growing support Charity based in Northamptonshire, is currently recruiting for a Housing Advisor to join their compassionate and driven team. This is a one year fixed-term contract with intension to go permanent, and has an annual salary of £29,000.

The ideal candidate will have experience working within a council as an advisor, be confident in providing housing and homeless advice, and have access their own vehicle.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing quality advice to customers in high-risk situations, including those at risk of eviction

  • Managing a caseload of customers who enter the service and forming risk assessments

  • Assisting customers in completing application forms and other documents

  • Challenging Section 184 and Section 202 decisions which have been made by Local Authorities in relation to the Homeless Reduction Act 2017

  • Signposting customers to additional support organisations to help maintain their tenancies, and provide tailored guidance

  • Provide advice on income maximisation through money, debt and welfare casework and representation

  • Advocate for vulnerable clients and provide advice on the judicial system, including hiring solicitors when appropriate

Experience required:

  • Making/Challenging Section 184 decisions Section 202 decisions

  • Proven experience of working within a housing/homelessness service, advice service and/or anti-poverty services

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Relevant qualification in Housing: (e.g. HND/NVQ Level) and/or Shelter A and B

  • Understanding of Housing and Homeless legislation (including Housing Act 1996)

  • Forming risk assessments

  • Utilising quality assurance systems and action planning

  • Relevant qualification/course in Benefit and Debt advice (desirable)

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Hybrid working - up to 2 days per week can be worked from home

  • 25 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays

  • EAP scheme – counselling

  • 3-5% pension

  • Flexible working hours

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm, however can be flexible between 8:00am-6:00pm

Please note that you require recent experience to apply for this role.

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