DBR03732 Homeless Assessment Officer

Local Government, Public Sector

We are looking for a Homeless Assessment Officer – To work with people in housing need and those who are potentially homeless to identify and address their housing and support needs. To identify problems causing their potential homelessness and provide them with tailored advice and assistance to secure alternative settled accommodation and prevent their becoming homeless:
Responsibilities:
To work proactively with relevant departments, partners and private and registered social landlords to ensure that adequate support is identified, and implemented to prevent homelessness, provide timely assessments and support clients into settled accommodation;
Qualification – Essential:
GCSE/O Level, 5 GCSE'S including English & maths
Degree level or equivalent, e.g. NVQ level 4 &/or relevant experience
Housing qualification or equivalent experience
Advanced –Microsoft Office, Word, PowerPoint or Adobe, Outlook and Social Media
Essential – Skills, Abilities & Experience
Substantial experience in interviewing and negotiation skills
Direct experience of working to prevent homelessness, and housing advice work
Experience in working with vulnerable client groups
Knowledge of the social and financial costs of homelessness to individuals, the local authority and other relevant bodies
Knowledge of Landlord and Tenant, Immigration, Welfare Benefits and applicable Social Services legislation
Ability to think creatively in finding solutions to preventing homelessness
Practical communication skills both verbal and written
Advanced user of information technology applications to include database input, word processing, and email
Proven ability to negotiate and work assertively, yet in a sensitive manner
Demonstrate the ability to record statements and findings accurately
Ability to discuss and negotiate effective outcomes with accommodation providers and landlords options to prevent homelessness
To apply for this role, candidates require a full work history with no unexplained gaps
Diamond Blaque is an equal opportunities employer
Diamond Blaque is acting as an employment agency for this vacancy
Benefits
Ref: DBR03732
Job Title: Homeless Assessment Officer
Salary: £13.06 per hour – Inside IR35
Location: Merseyside
Hours: 35.00 hours per week
Duration: Minimum of three months

To apply for this job email your details to info@diamondblaquee.com.