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Supported Housing Officer
Young People | 1 HA3 |£13.49 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 1-2 months | Job Ref: BD8100 | Posted: 23/06/2022

Central is currently recruiting for a Supported Housing Officer to work in the Harrow area. The service provides support for young people between the ages of 16-25 by providing a home and supporting them from becoming homeless. The aim of the service is to provide stepping-stones for individuals to move towards independent living.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday covering early (8AM - 4PM) and late (1PM - 9PM or 2PM - 10PM) shifts. There is a requirement to occasional work weekend shifts. Cover is required for approximately 2 months. The pay rate for this role is £11.78 per hour, with £1.71 holiday pay, totalling £13.49 per hour.

In this position, you will be responsible for;
- Holding a caseload of 2-3 young people and conducting regular key working sessions resulting in agreed Support Plans
- Completing comprehensive risk and needs assessments and move on plans.
- Managing rent accounts and lettings and enabling young people to maximize and sustain their income by ensuring that all benefit claims are completed promptly and maintained
- Recording and monitoring young people's development, ensuring targets are met and employability and skills programmes have been encouraged
- Reporting maintenance needs and ensuring accommodation meets health and safety requirement

To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of working and with vulnerable young people in a supportive setting including supported housing, social care, health care or a related area.
- The ability to positively engaging with young people and apply different methods that can be employed to ensure that excellent outcomes are achieved.
- Up-to-date knowledge of welfare rights that may affect vulnerable client groups, and in turn be able to advise young people on these resources and how to access them
- The ability to identify, develop and maintain strong, effective and beneficial partnerships with all relevant external agencies
- The ability to effectively manage incidents
- Knowledge of health and safety requirements and how they are applied in a work setting.
- Experience of effective void and arrears management as well as calculating necessary benefits and rental requirements
- Experience providing supervision to volunteers or student placements would be advantageous.

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