| Progression Coach
Mental Health | 1 NW6 |£13.28 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7410 | Posted: 12/01/2021
Central is currently recruiting for a Progression Coach to work in a specialist supported accommodation service for young people with mental health and complex needs based in West Hampstead. The service is developed using a psychologically informed approach and works in partnership with CAMHS and other services working to support the young people.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working on a rolling 5 week rota that includes 3 out of 5 weekends. The shift patterns will include late and early shifts: 7:30am/8am - 4pm/5pm and lates are 12pm/1pm - 9pm/9:30pm. The pay rate for this role is £11.85 per hour, totalling £13.28 inclusive of holiday pay. Cover is required for approximately 3 months.
In this position, you will:
o Ensure the safety and wellbeing of clients in the service at all times possible including using Safeguarding and emergency alert procedures as applicable
o Lead on risk and needs assessment and support planning for your key clients and contribute to ongoing needs and risk assessment of other clients in the service where applicable
o Work in partnership with multi agency teams, including social workers and mental health professionals.
o Develop and implement SMART outcomes based support plans for your key clients
o Will be responsible for a small caseload of 1 or 2 complex needs clients, as well as share responsibility for the safety and wellbeing of all clients, volunteers and staff in the service.
o You will support all clients to participate in Education, Training, Employment and Volunteering opportunities as appropriate to the development of their skills, assets and aspirations.
To apply for this role, you must have a relevant qualification, for example in psychology, counselling, social work, mental health, and/or significant experience of working with young people with complex needs. You should have a strong knowledge and the ability to work with children and young people whose behaviour is personally challenging.
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled for the week commencing 18th of January and the appointed candidate expected to be able to start immediately once appointed.