Housing Enablement Officer

Posted 06 February 2024
Salary Up to £18.00 per hour via an Umbrella Company
LocationEast Midlands
Job type Temporary
Discipline Social Housing Recruitment
Contact NameHana Shepherd

Job description

We are currently working in partnership with a Local Authority based in the East Midlands, who are recruiting for a Housing Enablement Officer on a temporary 2 month contract. The position is due to start immediately. The hourly rate of pay is negotiable up to £18.00 via an Umbrella Company.

The ideal candidate will have an Enhanced DBS dated within the last 3 years, access to their own vehicle, and have proven experience of Housing Enablement Officer duties.

Duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Acting as the first point of contact for those facing homelessness and provide initial advice in hospitals to patients who are going to be discharged

  • Using housing legislation to make initial triage decisions on patient’s homelessness status

  • Creating a smooth homelessness pathway to assist those in need

  • Responsible for dealing with and prioritising housing applications by assessing the needs of each individual case

  • Arranging future appointments and referrals for those in need of emergency accommodation

  • Refer relevant patients to local councils to ensure their housing needs are met on their discharge from hospital

  • Providing initial advice on housing options to prevent homelessness in the first instance

Experience required:

  • Previous experience working with vulnerable people

  • Knowledge of private rented sector housing and legislation

  • Experience creating plans for housing needs and assessing housing and homelessness applications

Skills, knowledge and expertise required:

  • Able to manage a caseload and to priorities their own workload and meet deadlines

  • Deal sensitively with customers/patients in difficult situations

  • Experienced in accessing Private Rented Accommodation for vulnerable people

Working hours:

  • 37.5 hours per week

  • Monday – Friday, 8am-4pm / 9am-5pm

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

James Andrews is acting as an employment agency and business in relation to this role.

At James Andrews Recruitment Solutions we try to respond to all applications personally, however, due to the high volume of applications this is not always possible. If you have not heard back from us within 72 hours, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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