| Advice And Support Officer 2
Young People | 1 SM5 |£12.31 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 6+ months | Job Ref: BD7456 | Posted: 04/02/2021
Central is currently recruiting for five Advice and Support Officers to work to work in the Sutton area. The services provide supported accommodation to young people aged 16-21, who may have high complex needs including mental health issues, to equip them with the skills to live independently later in life.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across a Monday - Sunday rota, with some weekend work expected. The main shift patterns may include day shifts from 9am - 5pm; mid shifts from 11am - 7pm and late shifts from 1pm - 9pm.
This vacancy is ongoing and the placement may have the opportunity to become permanent. The pay rate for this role is £10.75 per hour, totalling £12.31 inclusive of holiday pay.
In this position, you will be responsible for holding a caseload of young people and will work with them to improve their life skills, self-management, self-confidence and wellbeing. You will work to provide person-centred support, and be responsible for working with the young people you will be supporting to develop and maintain support plans. You will also provide advice on tenancy sustainment and support the young people in benefit applications, and therefore are required to have knowledge of welfare benefits.
To apply for this role, you must have the following skills and experience:
- Proven background in motivating and inspiring others to reach their goals in life and developing high quality, person centred support plans
- A good understanding of the needs and challenges faced by young and homeless people
- Experience of working in a Supported Housing setting and associated Health and Safety practices.
- Knowledge and understanding of Housing Law, specifically Supported Housing legislation, including rents and tenancy agreements.
- Knowledge of Child protection and the Children's Act 1989 and Adult safeguarding responsibilities in line with the Local Authority.
- Experience of multi-agency working, managing challenging behaviour and knowledge of safeguarding procedures relating to young people
- Experience of developing and maintaining Support Plans and Risk Assessments
- Knowledge of the welfare benefits system including universal credit and housing benefits
Please note that this role does involve some lone working.
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.