We are currently working in partnership with a Local Authority based in the East Midlands, who are recruiting for a Housing Support Officer on a temporary 2 month contract. The position is due to start immediately. The hourly rate of pay is negotiable up to £17.00 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 Support Officer duties.
Duties will include (but are not limited to):
Carrying out visits to hospitals and homes, dealing with a caseload of around 10-15 people threatened with homelessness being discharged from hospital
Dealing with tenancy agreements including signing up new tenants and ensuring tenancy agreements are adhered to
Make assessments of properties to ensure they are cleaned and cleared, ready for people being discharged from hospital to return to
Responsible for assisting tenants with budgeting and managements of rent arrears
Accountable for undertaking risk assessments and support plans
Supporting clients with the application process for new housing
Providing basic housing advice on rents, benefits, maintaining tenancies and signposting clients to relevant support organisations
Knowledge of relevant welfare benefits to maximise service user’ income
Experience of assessments, support planning, creating actions plans and reporting outcomes
Previous experience working within a support setting dealing with vulnerable people with a range of support needs
Skills, knowledge and expertise required:
Ability to prioritise work and manage a personal caseload and meet deadlines
Able to communicate clearly and demonstrate good negotiation and problem-solving skills
37 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.
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