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Supported Housing Officer
Young People | 1 NW5 |£13.49 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7586 | Posted: 04/06/2021

Central is currently recruiting for two Supported Housing Officers, to work in the Camden area. The service provides 24 hour supported accommodation for up to 20 single young males between the ages of 16-21 with high support needs. The service aims to support the young people to promote healthier relationships and develop the skills needed to live more independently.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rolling 6 week rota. You will be covering early (8AM - 4PM), late (2PM - 10PM) and sleep in shifts (4PM - 12AM + Sleep In). Please note, weekend cover is required. Cover is required for approximately 2 months with the possibility of extension. The pay rate for this role is £11.78 per hour, totalling £13.49 inclusive of holiday pay.

In this position, you will be expected to;
- Hold a caseload of 3 key clients and conduct regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plans
- Complete comprehensive risk and needs assessments
- Work alongside the young people to help them develop and reach their goals towards independence
- Liaise with a range of professionals including meeting with social workers
- Provide regular and structured outcome focussed support sessions, enabling young people to maximise and sustain their incomes through knowledge of benefit claims

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience holding a caseload of young people and completing needs and risk assessments
The ability to produce high quality, personalised support plans that are reflective of the clients you are working with
- Experience working in a busy high support service
- Experience working with young people and care leavers with substance misuse and mental health issues
- Up to date knowledge of welfare rights that may affect young people
- Experience completing mandatory health & safety checks
- Be pro-active, have good people skills and be able to show initiative
- Be able to respond quickly and appropriately in a crisis to diffuse the situation. Workers will be responsible for handing over information to the relevant staff members after an incident

Please note, candidates may be required to lone work in this service so previous experience of working in a similar environment is ideal.

Candidates must confirm their interest by Thursday 10th June, with interviews scheduled for Friday 11th June and the appointed candidate expected to start as soon as possible.

How to apply:

If you feel that you fully meet the above outlined criteria for this role and would like to apply for this post, please either forward your CV for consideration to work@centralcare.co.uk or upload it below.

*Please note the above outlined experience is the 'minimum' first stage criteria for this role, we will therefore be unable to consider your application unless you are able to demonstrate a relevant work history in line with this position.

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