Housing Officer job in Barnstaple at Acorn Recruitment

Housing Officer

Company: Acorn Recruitment

Location: Barnstaple UK

Date Posted:May 11, 2018

Housing Officer 2 month temporary assignment with possible extensions 9am - 5pm - £10.95 per hour BarnstapleAcorn Recruitment is currently recruiting for a Housing Officer based in Barnstaple. Key responsibilities and accountabilities:Provide timely high quality front-line housing related advice and assistance in order to maximise our customers housing opportunities.Take action to prevent homelessness occurring.Investigate and make decisions in all aspects of homelessness applications.Providing advice and financial assistance to help customers remain in their home, or assistance with obtaining accommodation privately.Undertaking detailed interviews / enquiries to determine homeless applications.Liaising with Temporary Accommodation Officers over the placement of homeless persons into temporary accommodation.Person specification:Experience effectively delivering of the effective delivery of housing advice, homelessness prevention and local authority statutory homeless duties.Good knowledge of current housing legislation, wider welfare aspects and the impact on housing services and customers.Effective verbal and written communication skills.Ability to prioritise and organise workload and meet deadlines.Capable of effectively representing and supporting your organisation and customers in formal settings such as multi-agency meetings.Experience of working collaboratively with both statutory and voluntary sector organisations.Good IT skills and experience of using casework and office software.Knowledge of health and safety risk assessment and control.Experience of compliance with Data Protection legislation and knowledge of General Data Protection RegulationsApplicants must have a Higher National Diploma or first degree in housing and membership of the Chartered Institute of Housing at 'voting membership' level or equivalent level qualification and relevant training.Apply online today! View full job description
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