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Homelessness Officer

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Job Description

Job Purpose:



Deliver services to households in housing need in compliance with Housing (Wales) Act 2014 and Supporting People initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities - Job Specific



Ensuring that the Council discharges its responsibilities towards homeless people in accordance with legislation and codes of guidance. Taking, investigating and assessing applications for re housing taking into consideration the relevant legislation.






Contribute to the awareness of, and respond to, legislative change.






Preventing homelessness though effective negotiation, advice, advocacy and support; liaising closely with other agencies,






Providing advice and information on housing options to the public.




To carry out assessment of need. Devise support plans to prevent homelessness. Produce and maintain detailed case records.




Liaising with the Area Health Authority or other approved body to investigate applicant's eligibility for temporary accommodation and assessing needs.




To encourage good working relationships with Private Sector Landlords.




To prepare and submit all relevant documentation to the Council's Legal Department in relation to reviews of homeless decisions, evictions from temporary accommodation, recovery of debts.




Contribute to data collection for service development purposes.




To provide a home visiting service to eligible service users in order to give support and guidance, provide practical help and inspect living conditions.




To attend and participate in regular Housing Solutions Team meetings and work with team to provide an effective service.




Assist service users in a sensitive way and in accordance with the Data Protection Act.




Any other reasonable tasks as may be determined by the Manager and Head of Service.

Required Skills

social housing , homelessness , housing

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