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Advice And Support Officer 2
Young People | 1 CRO |£12.31 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD7338 | Posted: 20/11/2020

Central is currently recruiting for two Advice and Support Officers to work at a service in Croydon.

Successful workers will be based in a service that provides supported accommodation to young people aged 16-21, who may have high complex needs including mental health issues, to equip them with the skills to live independently later in life.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across a Monday - Sunday rota, including working one weekend in four. The main shift patterns include day shifts from 9am - 5pm; mid shifts from 11am - 7pm and late shifts from 1pm - 9pm.

The duration of the post will be for 2-3 months. The pay rate for this role is £10.75 per hour, totalling £12.28 inclusive of holiday pay.

In this position, you will be responsible for holding a caseload of 6 to 8 young people, and will work with them to improve their life skills, self-management, self-confidence and wellbeing. You will work to provide person-centred support, and be responsible for working with the young people you will be supporting to develop and maintain support plans. You will also provide advice on tenancy sustainment and support the young people in benefit applications, and therefore are required to have knowledge of welfare benefits.

To apply for this role, you must have the following skills and experience:

- Proven background in motivating and inspiring others to reach their goals in life and developing high quality, person centred support plans
- A good understanding of the needs and challenges faced by young and homeless people
- Experience of working in a Supported Housing setting and associated Health and Safety practices.
- Knowledge and understanding of Housing Law, specifically Supported Housing legislation, including rents and tenancy agreements.
- Knowledge of Child protection and the Children's Act 1989 and Adult safeguarding responsibilities in line with the Local Authority.
- Experience of multi-agency working, managing challenging behaviour and knowledge of safeguarding procedures relating to young people

Please note that this role does involve some lone working.

Interested candidates must confirm their interest as soon as possible, as this role offers an immediate start, following a successful recruitment process.

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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