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Housing Options Officer
12 months on from the introduction of the Homelessness Reduction Act, an exciting temporary opportunity has arisen for an experienced Housing Options Officer with a Staffordshire based local authority.
As a Housing Options Officer your duty will be to provide professional advice in order to prevent homelessness and minimise housing need.
Liaise with customers via home visits, telephone and e-mail regarding housing needs
Asses individual circumstances to ensure the correct bandings and points are allocated
Take a proactive approach to homeless prevention
Conduct property viewings with private landlords and prospective tenants
Efficiently monitor and update all housing compliance
You will also:
Experience within Housing Options and section 184 decision making is essential
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience dealing with vulnerable individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
The successful Housing Options Officer will demonstrate the ability to make an immediate impact on a temporary assignment and demonstrate the ability to thoroughly asses homeless applications.
Niyaa People represents social housing and maintenance professionals seeking freelance or permanent employment across the Midlands region from our Birmingham office. We deal with a range of small, medium and large Local Authorities, Charities and Housing Associations.
For a more comprehensive list of our temporary and permanent vacancies, please also visit us at www.niyaapeople.co.uk or contact us on 0121 773 0966