Vacancies

Benefits and Housing Needs Officer

Posted:

15/01/2019

Job Type:

Contract

Salary:

£17.36 - 22.23/hour

Location:

London

Main Purpose of the Job

Our Client (Local Authority) based in East London looking for an experienced Housing Benefit officer.

To provide Options and Advice - look at HB, DHP, maximising income, debt management, liaise with Housing Supply

Key work aspect: Prevention work - negotiating with host, aware of S21 notices being legal and eviction process, dealing with landlord harassment, know about N244 re-entry, work with probation, deal with DV and lots more
Provide Options and Advice - look at HB, DHP, maximising income, debt management, liaise with Housing Supply.

Homelessness - know when interim duty is triggered, placing in TA and what is required, take homelessness applications, make necessary investigations and make decisions.

 

Contract is for 3 months, high possibility of being extended.