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Welfare Reform Housing Officer

Job Title: Welfare Reform Housing Officer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Barrhead, East Renfrewshire
Salary: Up to £19 per hour
Start Date: asap
Reference: BBBH57527_1526989952
Contact Name: Emer Meehan
Contact Email: e.meehan@parity.net
Job Published: May 22, 2018 12:52

Job Description

Housing Officer - University Credit / Welfare Reform - 8/10 week contracts

We have a fantastic opportunity for a housing officer with experience of working with Universal Credit / Welfare Reform.

You will be required to develop a range of policy options to permit households affected by housing benefits related welfare changes to mitigate its impact upon their household income.

Duties will include but are not limited to -

  • Contacting all tenants affected by Welfare Reform changes
  • Undertake Interviews for those affected
  • Working with a range of landlords develop a Package of Housing Options suitable for those affected
  • Liaise with Money Advice and Welfare Rights officers to ensure household income is maximised
  • Assist affected tenants with claims for Discretionary Housing Payments

Essential skills -

  • Educated to Degree level of equivalent discipline
  • Knowledge of housing policy & legislation
  • Knowledge of welfare benefit entitlement
  • Experience in policy development
  • Experience of dealing with members of the public face to face and over the telephone
  • Highly developed ICT skills
  • Well-developed report writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills

Desirable skills -

  • Housing qualification

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please send me your CV for consideration.

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