| Supported Housing Officer
Young People | 1 NW1 |£13.49 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 3-4 months | Job Ref: BD7597 | Posted: 10/06/2021
Central is currently recruiting for a Supported Housing Officer, to work in the Camden area. The service provides accommodation to 21 single homeless young people. The aim of the service is to support young people in accessing education, training, and employment, support with health, benefits, and the independent living skills that are needed to eventually move on to their own accommodation.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working on a six week rolling rota and the shifts will vary from early (8:00AM and have flexible finishes), late shifts (2PM - 10PM) and sleep ins. Over the six week rolling rota, there are three weekends on and three weekends off. Cover is required for 3 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 responsible for key working 3-4 clients, creating action plans, completing risk assessments and liaising with a range of multi-agency professionals. All workers will be expected to engage with service users in a person centred and trauma-informed manner.
The aim of the project is to provide stepping stones for individuals to move towards independent living. Referrals come solely from the local authority. Workers are expected to support and enable the young people - through the application of a Psychologically Informed Environment - to address early trauma, to improve their emotional wellbeing, promote healthier relationships and develop the skills needed to live more independently.
To apply for this position, candidates should have experience of working in busy supported housing services and with people with substance (mis)use issues and mental health issues. Workers must show initiative and also respond quickly and appropriately in a crisis. It is also important that candidates have a strong understanding of safeguarding procedures in relation to both young people and children.
Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible and be available for an immediate start if appointed.