Homelessness Caseworker Posted 29 days ago - Expired 13 days ago
Hours: 37 hours per week
Department: Chesterfield Borough Council
Division: Housing - Housing options
Closing date: 10 June 2018
Provisional interview date: Week Commencing 18th June 2018
This is an exciting opportunity for a hardworking and resilient individual to join an expanding team to ensure that the Council meets its statutory duties towards homeless applicants.
You will make decisions on homelessness and housing need in accordance with relevant legislation, and policies and procedures operating within the department.
You will be the main point of contact for homelessness applicants and will manage a caseload, actively working towards preventing and relieving homelessness and offering housing advice to customers requesting assistance.
With considerable experience of working in a similar role, you must have a working knowledge of housing, homelessness and related legislation e.g. Housing Act 1996, as amended, and an understanding of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.
Good written and oral communication and negotiation skills are needed together with being proficient in I.T.
The successful candidate should have a relevant Housing qualification or equivalent, and previous practical experience of working in a busy housing or welfare benefits organisation or environment with experience of interviewing clients, debt management and financial inclusion issues.
A full current driving licence and access to a vehicle is an essential requirement.
Assessment will be through application form, interview and a short written test if invited to interview the week commencing 18 June 2018.
Working in local government is a highly satisfying and rewarding experience in so many ways.
In return for the contribution you’ll make to our local community, you’ll enjoy an excellent range of benefits and the possibility of flexible working options, plus learning and development opportunities which will offer the chance to progress your career further.
CV's are not accepted, please apply online.