Homeless Assessment Officer

Recruiter
Randstad CPE Limited
Location
Eastbourne
Salary
£20 - £22 p hour
Posted
21 Apr 2017
Closes
21 May 2017
Sector
Public Sector
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Homeless Assessment Officer

Are you an experienced housing options officer who is looking to work for an exciting council in East Sussex? then look no further as Randstad CPE are currently recruiting for this position! My client is willing to pay up to £22 per hour and the position is an initial 3 month contract with a view to extend.

Purpose Of The Job:

- To perform all functions within the Benefits and Housing Needs Service namely the processing of Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Discretionary Housing Payments, welfare reform support including discretionary schemes, homelessness prevention and advice, homeless assessment, housing register applications, lettings of housing, housing supply and procurement, management and maintenance of temporary accommodation, financial monitoring and maintenance, payments, complaints, members and mayoral enquiries and FOI requests.
- To deliver an efficient, high quality and customer-focussed service for a diverse client group including high numbers of vulnerable and disadvantaged households.
- Ensuring the most appropriate resolution to housing need in the borough. Preventing homelessness by the provision of comprehensive housing advice to members of the public.
- Management and maintenance of temporary accommodation ensuring health and safety requirements are met at all times. Resettlement and move on to settled accommodation.

The ideal candidate will have goood knowledge and experience in homeless assessment, they will also have thorough working knowledge of all homelessness legislation which includes Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Act 2002, Localism Act 2011.

If you feel this position may be of interest then please submit your CV as the client is looking to recruit asap.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.