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Housing Officer

  • Location:

    Leicester

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £25000 - £25500 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lynsey

  • Contact email:

    lynsey.ford@brookstreetsocialcare.co.uk

  • Job ref:

    BMC/649170_1714144990

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    26/05/2024

  • Startdate:

    28/07/24

Job Description

Housing Officer

Location: Leicester - out in the community - travelling across 3 sites within close proximity.


Hours: 37.5 Hours - Working hours are from 8am - 7pm

Shift Pattern: Monday to Friday & Occasional Weekend, 5 out of 7 days on a rota basis

What`s in it for YOU?
For your hard work and commitment, you will be paid a salary c. £25000, and a very desirable employee package, which includes 6.6 weeks of annual leave plus bank holidays, and massive opportunities for progression.

Are you looking for a new role that will give you a sense of achievement?
I am looking for a Housing Officer who has a keen interest in supporting people who are at risk of becoming homeless. You will become part of an amazing team who will support the service users in their journey to allow them to live independently and re-engage within the community. If this sounds like the role for you, I would love to hear from YOU today!

I am in partnership and collaborating with a fantastic national client who are a registered care and support charity, who specialise in delivering homes, services, and innovation for the most disadvantaged communities in the country and provide support to vulnerable adults. They provide the very best service, and they would love your help to continue that process.

Overview of the Role
I am looking for a full-time Housing Officer to provide a comprehensive intensive housing management & support service to service users requiring low support located within the different provision.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide intensive housing management service to service users requiring low support at an average of 3-hours of support per person per week.
  • Carry out full needs and risk assessments
  • Admissions into and transfers between properties; including issuing of Licence & Support agreements, key handover and inducting occupant into the new premises
  • Ensuring claims for Housing Benefit is made & submitted to cover rent, and support occupant to make arrangements for rent payments, arranging payment plans to address arrears
  • Work closely with the young person in sustaining education, employment or training
  • Deal with anti-social behaviour and occupancy breaches
  • Liaise with external agencies in order to sustain the accommodation and prevent evictions or abandonments, and provide ongoing resettlement support for up to a year


Required Skills, Experience, & Knowledge

  • Level 3 in Housing, Youth & Community Development, Social Work, Coaching, or relevant Social Science - or those who are willing or working towards relevant qualifications
  • Passion and desire to help people who are struggling with their tenancy and are at risk of homelessness
  • Transferable skills which could enable you to support vulnerable adults who are at risk of homelessness


Interested? For immediate cons

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