Homeless Prevention Officer

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    Health & Social Care

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    Catherine Yates

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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I am recruiting on behalf of a Greater Manchester Local Authority for 4 x Homelessness Assessment Officers for a new team on a 6 month contract basis.

The role:

* To provide a holistic assessment of housing and support needs for customers at risk of homelessness,
* Undertake assessments of duties owed under homelessness legislation and make referrals for emergency accommodation,
* Actively manage a case list ensuring, maintaining detailed and accurate records to ensure a clear audit trail for all cases,
* Actively participate in the MARAC framework by completing domestic abuse assessment and referrals.

* Excellent knowledge and experience of parts VI and VII of the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act,
* Understanding of the causes and impact of homelessness,
* A proven track record of resolving issues impacting on homeless people in a creative way,
* Innovative and imaginative problem solving and negotiation skills,
* Excellent communication and literacy,
* Ability to cope in very high pressure environment,
* Emotionally resilient,
* Assertive yet diplomatic.

Please note that an enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role.

To apply for this role please submit your cv via this website or contact Catherine Yates at the Manchester office of Search Consultancy.

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