Housing Options Advisor

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    £25.00 - £28.00 / Hour
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
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  • Deadline:
    May 21, 2021

~ Housing Options Advisor ~

Spencer Clarke Group are working in partnership with Cheshire West & Chester Council to appoint a Housing Options Advisor to their Homelessness Team.

3 months agency contract with a view to being extended on an ongoing basis.

Hours – Full Time Position. (37 hours)

Location – Chester, CH65 0BE.

Rate of Pay£25+ per hour – Negotiable depending on experience.

*** Experience of working with the Homeless Act 1996 and Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 legislations***

About the Role;

Provide housing options advice to members of the public following an assessment and carry out casework, with the primary aim of preventing homelessness.  Make determinations on homeless cases in accordance with Housing Act 1996 part VII (as amended) and the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

Key Responsibilities;

  • At as the first point of contact for advice, assistance and support to provide an efficient, friendly and responsive service to all customer and stakeholder enquiries either in person, by telephone, home visit, email or in writing.
  • Assess homelessness applications and make sound decisions, ensuring that the Council’s obligations under the Housing Act 1996, Part VII (as amended) and the Homelessness Reduction Act are complied with and once  assessed and investigated make decisions on the duties owed.
  • Work in partnership with the Council’s Contracted Support Provider to prevent and relieve homelessness, in particular ensuring that customers with support needs are referred for support. 
  • Review Personal Housing Plans with customers to ensure successful outcomes and.to prevent and relieve homelessness by exploring all options and utilizing ‘prevention tools’.
  • Make referrals to, and liaise closely with, other agencies in order to provide appropriate housing solutions to contribute to the delivery of service objectives to ensure that the service contributes effectively to tackling social exclusion, worklessness, debt and overcrowding. 

Job Requirements;

  • Reference Contact Details covering the last two years of employment. (Names, Numbers and Email Addresses)
  • Eligibility to work in the UK. (Passport etc.)

Stay Connected!

Here at Spencer Clarke Group we provide workers with their own dedicated and experience consultant who provide extensive market knowledge!

  • As a First Tier Supplier across many local authorities nationwide, you will have access to jobs earlier than other agencies.
  • Market leading referrals of up to £500
  • Free DBS checks 
  • Post Placement Aftercare
  • Loyalty reward scheme and regular competitions for our agency workers

If you are interested in this role and would like to apply, please send a copy of your most recent CV to dm@spencerclarkegroup.co.uk and contact Dane on 01772 954 200 as soon as possible.