Housing options officer
Based in the Nottinghamshire area / 2-month temporary contact with a possibility to be ongoing / full time.
purpose of the job: To actively support the prevention of homelessness by providing a comprehensive housing options and advice service. In addition to this fulfilling the statutory obligations in respect of homelessness and access to housing and work with partner organisations.

Key Responsibilities:
– Consider and assess homeless applications in accordance with the Housing Act 1996 Part 7 as amended by the Homeless Reduction Act 2017.
– To investigate, assess, assist and advise customers on their housing options, providing the Council’s statutory obligations in relation to housing advice and homeless services.
– To actively work with clients to prevent their homelessness. By assisting them to retain their existing accommodation or secure alternative housing when all other housing options or solutions are exhausted.
– To provide tenancy, rights of occupation, welfare, and benefits advice to clients to ensure that they have the best possible opportunities to retain their current accommodation or sustain their new accommodation.
– To ensure that potential safeguarding issues involving both adults and children are identified, and the appropriate corporate actions are taken.
– To work out of office hours in times of civil or homelessness emergencies.

Must be able to drive and have access to a car.