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Project Worker
Young People | 1 SE8 |£16.24 per hour (incl. of Holiday Pay) | 2-3 months | Job Ref: BD8851 | Posted: 13/03/2024

Central is currently recruiting for a Project Worker, to work in the Greenwich area. The services provide housing support for young people, with the aim of promoting independence and preparing them to eventual move on into independent accommodation.

The successful candidate will be required to work 37.5 hours per week, working across Monday - Sunday on a rota basis, covering early (8AM - 4PM), mid (10AM - 7PM) and late (2:30PM - 10:30PM) shifts. Temporary cover is required for approximately 3 months. The pay rate £14.49 per hour, with £1.75 holiday pay, totalling £16.24 per hour.

Please note: you'll be working across multiple services within the Greenwich area (all within a 15 minute walk or short drive of each other)

In this position, you will be required to:
- Hold a caseload of 10-12 young people and undertake regular key working sessions resulting in agreed SMART Support Plans
- Complete comprehensive needs and risk assessments, and risk management plans
- Organise, attend and contribute to multi-agency meetings
- Interview and comprehensively assess referrals to the project to ensure the criteria is met and suitable young people are accepted
- 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 mediation or other social workers to enable young people to move back home if appropriate
- Work in partnership with internal departments and external community agencies in ensure that client needs are met, including housing and mental health services and GPs
- Work with young people to maximise benefit entitlements and secure project income through the collection of rents and service charges and the minimisation of arrears and void loss
- 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 identify activities that they would like to take part in, to prepare them for independence and move through
- Run activities or small groups in response to identified client need
- Conduct health and safety checks, including room checks and report maintenance issues
- Clean and prepare rooms for new referrals and once referrals are accepted, ensure new residents are made to feel comfortable and settled

Please note: this role involves loneworking

To apply for this role, you must have:
- Experience of working with at-risk young adults in a residential setting
- The ability to demonstrate through practice how 'Every Child Matters' relates to the young people living in the accommodation
- An understanding and 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.

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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