| Project Worker
Young People | 1 SE18 |£13.93 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD8230 | Posted: 26/09/2022
Central is currently recruiting for two Support Workers, to work in the Blackheath area. The service provides support to young people aged 16-21 with medium-high support needs. The service provides 24/7 support and aims to empower independent living and provide housing support.
The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working from Monday - Sunday on a rota basis, covering early (9AM - 4:30PM), mid (9AM - 6:30PM) and late (11:30AM - 8:30PM) shifts. You will be required to work two weekends per month. Cover is required for approximately 3 months. The pay rate is £12.43 per hour, with £1.50 holiday pay, totalling £13.93 per hour.
Please note, this role is a Floating Support role and involves visiting services in the community.
In this position, you will be responsible for;
- Holding a caseload of 9 - 10 key clients and carrying out regular key working sessions resulting in agreed SMART Support Plans which are reviewed regularly
- Completing comprehensive and on-going needs and risk assessments
- Ensure that safeguarding and addressing the immediate needs of the young person are paramount to service delivery
- In conjunction with colleagues interview and comprehensively assess referrals to the project to ensure the criteria is met and suitable young people are accepted
- Provide a safe, welcoming, good standard of accommodation. Once referrals are accepted to ensure new residents are made to feel comfortable and are given information concerning the building and other local services
- Work with mediation or other social workers to enable young people to move back home if appropriate.
- Support young people to identify opportunities for move-on to appropriate PRS, other supported, shared or self-contained accommodation and make appropriate referrals
- Work with young people to identify activities that they would like to take part in, to prepare them for independence and move through
- Support young people that are ready to move into work, education or training by assisting them to access suitable courses or placements
- Work with young people to maximise benefit entitlements and assist young people for eventual move on into independent accommodation.
To apply for this role, you must have;
- Experience of working with at-risk young adults in a residential setting and ability to demonstrate through practice how 'Every Child Matters' relates to the young people living in our accommodation
- Experience of applying effective ways of working with young people, in particular; YP's with mental health and attachment needs including emerging personality disorder and/or significant self harm
- Experience of working in a recovery focused way and a good understanding of the principles and how they can be related to risk and needs assessment, planning, goal-setting and reviewing with young people
- Experience of working with young people to develop life skills and support their involvement in meaningful activities.
- Knowledge of welfare benefits for under 21's, rents and service charges.
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