- Pay Rate:
£18.76 per hour PAYE
- Hours per Week:
36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 3 months
- Kensington, London,
Temporary Domestic Abuse Housing Solutions Officer
Reference no: K&C 5233402
Pay Rate: £18.76 per hour PAYE
36 hours Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 2-3 months
City: Kensington, London
Enhanced DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role
Due to the nature of the job this is restricted to female applicants under the Equality Act 2010.
Hybrid working - 4 days a week in the office and 1 day working from home
The purpose of the role is to support the Domestic Abuse Housing Solutions Team Manager to lead and deliver outcomes that are responsive to the needs of residents experiencing Domestic Abuse by ensuring that the Council fulfils its responsibilities in line with the Councils’ statutory duties under Part VI and VII of the Housing Act 1996 as amended and the Domestic Act 2021.
- Provide a rapid, effective, and efficient response to referrals received through the ‘duty to refer’ or other referral sources
- Deliver a customer friendly experience that supports the resolution of customers housing needs at first contact in the Housing Solutions Service.
- Support the Domestic Abuse Project Manager in developing innovative and creative solutions to the prevention of homelessness and tangible reduction of the use of temporary accommodation, this could include developing relationships with leaseholders, private landlords and Councils or bodies outside of London.
- Become the local intelligence and community link for the key areas of Domestic Abuse homelessness presentations within the borough.
- Ensure that all assessments of customers housing needs are accordance with the Homelessness Act 2017. A high percentage of customers presenting as homeless will be vulnerable and it is essential to assess the customer’s needs accurately in accordance with the Care Act 2014, the Children’s Act 1989, Domestic Abuse Act 2021 and all relevant housing legislation.
- Ensure that reasonable care for the safety and health for themselves and others who may be affected by their acts; and to work with management to comply with Service/Unit procedures and protocols and with the Councils Health and Safety Policy and all guidance, instructions and risk assessments.
- Deal with enquiries, complaints and correspondence from clients and their advocates, including solicitors, councillors, MPs, the ombudsman and other housing providers, in line with the Council’s complaints and enquiries procedure. This may include preparing information to support court cases for which the post-holder is responsible.
- This position is complex with the postholder being required to liaise with customers, statutory organisations, advocates and third sector providers to arrive at a sustainable housing solution for customers with complex and multiple needs for example mental health combined with drug and or alcohol addiction.
- Create and maintain accurate records of the service to ensure compliance with reporting arrangements and provide management with the information required to monitor performance and service standards in accordance with Council policy and the legal framework. This will include producing writing performance and other written reports for managers in the Housing Needs Service as requested.
- Develop and maintain a positive relationship with clients, resident’s organisations, council officers, housing providers, advocates, elected members and other stakeholders to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved.
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Skills & Experience:
- Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
- A good understanding of Local Housing Policy.
- Awareness of issues and initiatives facing local authority housing. Knowledge of relevant Lettings, Homelessness and Housing Act legislation including security of tenure and private tenants rights.
- Demonstrates effective communication skills. Contributes fully to the work of teams.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including active listening, advocacy and a win-win approach with all stakeholders.
- Experience of effective record keeping including electronically to a high standard.
- Experience of implementing an equality and diversity approach to service delivery.
- Experience of successfully working to performance targets and deadlines.
- Good understanding of Central London housing issues and an understanding of access to social housing locally.
- A good understanding of domestic abuse and the domestic abuse act 2021
- Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).
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