Homelessness Caseworker
Posted 9 days ago - Expires in 21 days

Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
Permanent Part Time
£23,866 - £26,470 per annum pro rata
13 Applications

Reference: CBC180053
Salary Details: £23,866 - £26,470 per annum pro rata
Job Term: Permanent
Appointment type: Part Time
Hours: 29 hours and 36 minutes per week (4 days per week)
Location: Fountain House, 73 Low Pavements
Department: Housing Options - Homelessness Section
Division: Housing
Closing date: 6 January 2019
Provisional interview date: Week commencing 21 January 2019

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 IT.

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.

This is a four day per week post. There may be some flexibility on the working days, to be agreed within the team.

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.

How to apply

CVs are not accepted, please download and complete the application form below and return it by email to hrjobs@chesterfield.gov.uk. Your application must be received no later than the closing date shown below.

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