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Support Worker
Young People | London N1 |£11.20 per hour | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD6846 | Posted: 07/10/2019

Central is currently recruiting for a Floating Support Worker to work in the Islington area.

The service provides housing related support to young people aged 16-25, in their homes and in the community, in order to improve their quality of life and to increase their level of protection from risk.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Friday, 9AM - 6PM (12PM -8PM - Thursdays) Cover is for 2-3 months. The pay rate for this role is £11.20 per hour.

In this position, you will:
- Arrange and carry out assessment interviews to ensure the service criteria's are met and suitable clients accepted.
- Assess the needs of young people, and planning and delivering programmes related to health, fitness, smoking, substance misuse, relationships, safeguarding, social inclusion, tenancy sustainment, employment, training, education, meaningful use of time, etc.
- Produce comprehensive and high quality risk assessments and risk management plans.
- Translate assessed need into support plans that are SMART and show progress.
- Monitor and review plans and ensure that tasks and actions are carried out as agreed.
- Record all client contacts appropriately and accurately on the In-form database
- Partnership working with other departments and external community agencies
- Support individuals to work towards gaining greater independence through participation, at service and organisation level and within the wider community.
- Work with clients to identify ways to use their time
- Work with clients on any financial or budgeting support required
- Participate fully in covering the hours of 9AM - 6PM and until 9PM on drop in days, on a rota basis

Experience required:
- An understanding of working with young people including those leaving care; with knowledge of Housing and other related legislation.
- A level of numeracy, literacy and comprehension to prepare and maintain case records, communicate in writing with other agencies and analyze written and numerical information.
- An understanding of the principles of assessment and risk, planned support, key working, goal setting, and advocacy with vulnerable people.
- Experience of managing complex and difficult situations in relation to vulnerable client group(s).
- An understanding of the principles underlying a quality service, and customer focused, with proven ability to empower service users.
- Ability to be self-motivating, work under pressure, and manage time effectively, prioritizing different areas of work according to need.
- An ability to be self-servicing in the use of IT applications and basic keyboard skills to create letters, minutes and key work notes and to send and receive emails.
Previous experience within floating support and tenancy experience in similar environments is a requirement.

Candidates must confirm their interest by 11.10.19 with interviews scheduled to take place during week commencing 16.10.19, and the appointed candidate expected to start ASA

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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