Job Details: Depaul: Housing Officer


Irish Future
Talbot Street
Dublin 1
Depaul: Housing Officer
[Depaul]

Depaul believes that everyone should have a place to call home and a
stake in their community. Our aim is to work with those who are
socially excluded and marginalised by providing a quality led service
in order to produce the best possible outcomes for those accessing our
services. We strive to empower our service users to make choices and
decisions about the way they live their lives. We work in partnership
with central and local government, housing associations and other
non-governmental organisations.

Depaul is an equal opportunities employer, we offer a standard **Apply
on the website** hour working week, generous leave entitlements and a
pension scheme. We support all staff with regular supervision and core
training.

DEPAUL WISHES TO RECRUIT TO THE FOLLOWING ROLE:

HOUSING OFFICER

Castle Street Office, Dublin City Centre
Permanent Post
Salary €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website**.**Apply on
the website** per annum
Full time post of **Apply on the website** hours per week on a hybrid
model

1. ROLE:

Depaul is a values-led organisation working with a number of services
throughout the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. In this role,
the post-holder will support new DHA tenants in establishing and
maintaining their tenancies as well as providing housing and
maintenance supports to existing tenants.

2. KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

PROPERTY HANDOVERS:

* Attend property handovers with Housing Development Manager
* Take meter readings and arrange for transfer of utilities from DHA
to tenant
* Collect keys
* Insure property
* In the lead up to the handover, seek nominations from the local
authority in whose area the property is located
* Notify Depaul services of upcoming vacancies and seek nominations
to put forward to the relevant local authority

TENANT SIGN-UPS:

* Interview prospective tenants and determine any support needs that
he/she may require
* Ensure relevant supports are put in place – i.e. Housing First,
SLI etc
* Calculate rent to insert in Tenancy Agreement
* Draw up Tenancy Agreement and run through this with tenant to
explain the respective responsibilities of both parties
* Arrange for Tenancy Agreement to be signed
* Also provide the tenant with the Tenants’ Handbook
* Assist tenant in completing Rent Supplement and Household Budget
forms, or Standing Order
* Register tenancy with the Residential Tenancies Board (RTB)
* Assist tenants with ordering furniture and, where necessary, allow
access to the property for furniture delivery
* Deliver pre-tenancy training

RENT CONTROL:

* Rent setting and annual rent reviews
* Import rent payments onto Affinity data base
* Send out quarterly rent statements
* Monitor rent payments on a monthly basis
* Chase up tenants where arrears occur
* Rent reports for HDM/Board of Trustees

THE ABOVE LIST IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE; ADDITIONAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
MAY BE ADDED OVER TIME AND FLEXIBILITY TO COVER FOR OTHER STAFF ROLES
IS REQUIRED FROM TIME TO TIME.

3. PERSON REQUIREMENTS:

* A minimum of 2 years working in the social and voluntary housing
sector or similar environment (ESSENTIAL)
* A full driving licence and use of a car (ESSENTIAL)
* A relevant housing qualification would be a distinct advantage
(but not essential)
* A minimum of 1 year of regular use of IT systems with a good
proficiency in Excel, Word & databases (Essential)
* An ability to work both independently and as part of a team
(Essential)
* Knowledge of the benefit system including Rent Supplement, RAS and
Exceptional Needs Payments (Desirable)
* Experience in working with other support providers i.e. Housing
First & SLI (Desirable)
* Understanding of why people become homeless or may be at risk of
homelessness and the issues they present with, particularly in
relation to substance misuse (Desirable)
* Respect for the values and beliefs of the DP and its founding
partners (Essential)
* A commitment to and an understanding of equal opportunities and
diversity issues (Essential)
* A commitment to high standards of Health & Safety good practise
(Essential)
* Commitment to the provision of quality standards of services for
tenants (Essential)
* Independent and self-motivated (Essential)

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ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

PLEASE APPLY THOUGH OUR ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS ON THE VACANCIES
PAGE OF OUR WEBSITE – OUR JOB DESCRIPTION WITH THE FULL DETAILS OF
THE ROLE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO REVIEW.


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Type: Permanent
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Category: Others

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