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Housing Solutions Officer

£21.64 - £27.79 per hour

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Are you a Housing Solutions Officer looking for work in Southwark?

Morgan Hunt's Public Sector and Government client based Southwark in is looking to recruit a Housing Solutions Officer to deliver customer focused, professional and effective Housing solutions and advice, Homelessness Prevention & Statutory Homelessness Assessment to meet the Council's targets and Statutory Homelessness duties.

This temporary assignment will run for three months initially with a view to extend and has been deemed inside of IR35.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have the ability to:

-Reduce homelessness by creating productive relationships with customers to build trust, influence and support them through making positive choices with realistic housing options to prevent and relieve homelessness.
-To provide effective, professional services that include offering customers full housing advice and interventions related to their housing options in the private and public sector.
-Assess and investigate homelessness approaches and applications in line with the Councils statutory duties under Housing Act 1996 Part 7 and relevant case law.
-Work with customers to develop, update and review personalised housing plans on behalf of the council in light of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
-Work with customers to implement plans to ensure homelessness is prevented and relieved through active interventions and pursuit of effective housing options.
-Play an integral role in the reduction of expenditure on temporary accommodation by ensuring decisions are made, taking into account the direct as well as wider cost implications for the council.
-Take responsibility for recording high quality, key data on homelessness to submit to the Department for Communities and Local Government ensuring key trends on homelessness, the causes and solutions are available for analysis locally and to measure the impact of homelessness nationally.
-Use your problem-solving skills to negotiate with householders, landlords and accommodation providers in order to ensure accommodation remains open and secure to those threatened with homelessness for the maximum period of time, so that effective housing options casework can take place.
-Influence and negotiate the withdrawal of the threat of homelessness and extension of the right to occupy so that homelessness is averted.
-Develop a range of effective housing solutions for customers through creative thinking and via the building of relationships with accommodation providers.

This position is fundamental to the provision of housing advice and homelessness services to vulnerable customers who may approach the Council in need of assistance as a result of the Housing Act 1996 and homelessness Reductions Act 2017 duties and other key housing legislation, alongside the Children Act and Care Act.

Therefore, if you are looking to work as a Housing Solutions Officer for a Public Sector and Government client based in Southwark and you want to make a real positive impact on the lives of vulnerable individuals and families in need of housing solutions and homelessness prevention, please contact the team with an up to date CV.

Morgan Hunt is a multi-award-winning recruitment business for interim, contract and temporary recruitment and acts as an Employment Agency in relation to permanent vacancies. Morgan Hunt is an equal opportunities employer. Job suitability is assessed on merit in accordance with the individual's skills, qualifications and abilities to perform the relevant duties required in a particular role.

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