Homelessness Assessment Officer

Recruiter
Morgan Hunt UK Limited
Location
Little London
Posted
21 Nov 2020
Closes
26 Nov 2020
Ref
1828382196
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Morgan Hunt are looking for a Homeless Assessment Officer to work for a Local Authority based in East London

The Homelessness Assessment Officer will undertake the following duties:
  • To give advice and assistance to housing applicants, in order to prevent and relieve homelessness, in line with legislation, case law, council policy objectives and priorities.
  • To assess applications from homeless households and those threatened with homelessness in line with Part VII Housing Act 1996
  • Liaise with Housing Benefit and DWP to arrange for customers claims to be assessed in a timely manner to prevent homelessness

The Homelessness Assessment Officer will have experience in the following:
  • Able to demonstrate sensitivity to people's individual needs, to act appropriately in dealing with the needs of people from minority groups and to identify the actions that can be taken to overcome barriers faced
  • Experience of giving Housing Advice
  • Able to communicate calmly, clearly and effectively in English and have excellent interpersonal skills for dealing with potentially homeless people under stress.

If you have the relevant skillsets for the role please apply now or alternatively call the team on for more info

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