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Young People | 1 SE2 |£13.49 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7876 | Posted: 04/01/2022

Central is currently recruiting for a part time, female only Supported Housing Officer, to work in the Greenwich area. In this role you will be primarily based within a service which provides support to young parents and their children. However, you will also be required to visit a second service for young women at risk and a floating support service based in Charlton and Woolwich.

The aim of the service is to support and enable young parents and young women - through the application of a Psychologically Informed Environment - to address early trauma, to improve their emotional wellbeing and promote healthier relationships.

The successful candidate will be required to work 22.5 hours per week, working Monday - Friday on a rota basis, covering early (8AM - 4PM) and late (12PM - 8PM) shifts. Please note, there is a requirement to work every one in three Saturdays 10AM - 6PM to meet the needs of the service. Cover is required for 2 months. The pay rate for this role is £11.78 per hour, with £1.71 holiday pay totalling £13.49 per hour. Please note, there is free on street parking at all services.

In this position, you will be responsible for:
- Key working 5 young people, completing needs and risk assessments and resulting in agreed Support Plans to empower young people to improve their life skills
- Enabling young people to maximise and sustain their income by ensuring that all benefit claims are completed accurately and promptly
- Working in collaboration with the family to agree how any additional needs will be met including signposting to appropriate external services
- Working in conjunction with the families, social services, the local health visitor and any other professionals to deliver agreed support plans.
- Carrying out observations of parenting, supporting parents to establish good parenting skills, develop and sustain a support network and engage with service where required
- Empowering young people to identify and maximise move on options and to continue to provide ongoing support to them through the transition period
- Enable young people to manage risk for themselves and their children and access relevant support to make positive changes, develop skills and enable them to live independently

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience working with children, young people, teenage parents and families within a supported housing or residential setting
- Knowledge of child protection procedures and legislation and an understanding of safeguarding issues in relation to young families
- An understanding of child development and the impact of external factors on it
- Knowledge and experience of working with children and families who are subject to child in need and child protection plans
- Knowledge of welfare rights that may affect vulnerable client groups, able to advise young people on these resources and how to access them
- Ability to undertake holistic support needs and risk assessments of young people and their family unit and able to identify appropriate support for them

Candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, with interviews scheduled shortly after 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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