Temporary Housing Advice & Early Intervention Officer

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Temporary Housing Advice & Early Intervention Officer
Contract / Temporary

Lewisham 0006 73B5 / 1

Posted: 22nd September 2022 14:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £16.96 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • CATFORD, London,

    SE6 4RU

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Temporary Housing Advice & Early Intervention Officer

Job Reference: Lewisham 0006 73B5 / 1

Pay Rate: £16.96 per hour PAYE (plus 34 days paid holiday)

Standard DBS disclosure required

This role is office based.

To act as the first point of contact for clients and others presenting to the service.

To undertake initial triage assessments to identify support and housing need for clients who may be vulnerable with complex needs.

To provide an efficient, person centred, information, advice, guidance, intervention, assessment, assistance and practical support service to residents, enabling them to make informed choices in relation to their housing needs and signpost as necessary.

To carry out holistic assessments of housing, health and social care needs, providing appropriate interventions and referrals, with the aim of minimising avoidable escalation to homelessness and use of higher level statutory and crisis service provision.

To provide advice information and assistance in regards to housing options and services available.

To coordinate referrals to other services where appropriate. To ensure that all client details are logged and updated accurately.

To carry out administrative duties to ensure efficient service delivery.


Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Experience:
    1. Experience of working with vulnerable customers
    2. Experience of working within an outcome focused service
    3. Experience of working with IT systems.
    4. Experience of carrying out administrative duties for a service.
    5. Experience of dealing with and managing challenging behaviour
  2. Knowledge:
    1. Knowledge of housing related support services
    2. Knowledge of the housing options approach to homelessness prevention.
    3. Knowledge of the support needs of vulnerable adults in housing need.
    4. Knowledge of support services available to vulnerable adults.
    5. Good Knowledge of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 (as amended)
  3. Ability to focus on service priorities in a pressurised and high profile
  4. Excellent communication skills- verbally and written
  5. ICT Skills: Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. *** Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. *** Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Job Ref: Lewisham 0006 73B5 / 1
Temporary Housing Advice & Early Intervention Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

Anticipated Length of Assignment: Unless otherwise stated (we do carry the occasional permanent vacancy) all of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis and can sometimes become permanent.

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Job Ref: Lewisham 0006 73B5 / 1
Temporary Housing Advice & Early Intervention Officer
Client Category: Local Authority

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