Senior Housing Needs Practitioner



Closing Date:

02 Jun 2024

Job description

Contract Terms

Contract Type: Full -Time, Permanent
Salary: PO3 £42,840 – £46,041 per annum
Interview: w/c 17th June  2024
Closing Date: Sunday 2nd June 2024

About Haringey

Haringey is a fantastic place to live and work – the world in one borough. A place brimming with creativity, personality, radicalism, and community. It is a place where we stand up for each other. A place that is proudly distinctive. We’ll be celebrating all this and more as the “rebel borough” when we are the 2027 London Borough of Culture.

Our history champions change-makers and everyday rebels; revelling in our differences, battling discrimination, championing equality, and doing things our own way. Haringey’s people are a huge asset, with knowledge, expertise, and passion. Our staff members embody our organisational values: Caring, Creative, Courageous, Collaborative and Community-focused. These values keep us looking forward, ambitious for the future, and continuously striving to do our very best for all of our residents.

About the role

As a Senior Practitioner you will support the Housing Needs Team Managers in delivering a high quality homeless prevention and assessment service. Ensuring outstanding customer service and service delivery standards are achieved and providing a critical source of support for local people seeking help with their housing needs. 

You will be required to support staff in working with customers to deliver housing services that work for them. Utilising Haringey Council resources and those within the local community to make a real difference in the quality of resident’s lives. To maximise opportunities to provide broad and holistic housing advice which encompasses employment and welfare benefits. 

To hold a pro-rata caseload which may include sensitive or complex cases and to provide weekly casework supervision to Housing Needs Officers. 

About you

You will have knowledge of housing legislation and tenancy law.

To have knowledge of welfare benefits, particularly housing benefits.

You will have a good understanding of homelessness legislation and best practice and social housing and accommodation allocation and suitability.

Working for Haringey

At Haringey Council we are committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included, and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce so welcome applications from all ethnicities and communities so that we continue to make a difference to our residents and community. 

Our benefits package includes a leave entitlement up to 31 days + bank holidays, potential hybrid working opportunities, health and well-being support, a generous local government pension scheme and a range of discount schemes across leisure and culture that provide both financial and money-saving discounts.


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