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Housing Adviser

Employer
Lambeth Council
Location
Lambeth, London (Greater)
Salary
£34,689
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Sector
Housing
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time
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London Borough of Lambeth is seeking two new Housing Advisors to work within Council’s Homelessness Prevention service.

As a Housing Advisor your role will be to prevent homelessness in accordance with the provisions of the Homelessness Reduction Act, associated Code of Guidance, case law and best practice.

You will be responsible for carrying out in depth interviews with households approaching the Council because they are threatened with homelessness. You will need to advise customers of the housing options available to them and complete Personal Housing Plans. You will also need to investigate complex housing situations and issue decisions in accordance with the Housing Act 1996 as amended by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

You will manage a varied and demanding case load in a busy and often challenging environment and prevent or relieve homelessness through the provision of advice, advocacy, negotiation and mediation.

The right candidates have an excellent knowledge and experience of homelessness legislation and will embrace our proactive housing options approach and prevent homelessness by finding real solutions for people in housing difficulties. You will be a self-starter who is able to work on your own initiative and organise your own workload with a positive and flexible attitude.

Interested candidates may complete an online application form.

Closing date: Sunday 5th December 2021 at midnight.

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