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Supported Housing Officer x 2

Reference: APR20180760
Expiry date: 2018-04-20 12:00:00.000
Location: Barnsley
Salary: £18,502 Per Annum
Benefits: In return for your efforts you will receive a competitive salary, excellent training and development and a host of staff benefits such as interest free travel loan, stakeholder pension scheme entitlement and more
Attachments: SupportedHousingOfficerBarnsleyJD.pdf

Are you passionate about supporting young people to achieve their potential? Do you want to work in a challenging, team focused and rewarding environment? Have you got the drive to support a young person on their journey to independence? Do you have the skills to engage hard to reach young people?

Centrepoint is the UK’s leading charity for homeless young people. We provide a range of accommodation based and floating support services to vulnerable young people across Yorkshire, London and the North East. Our vision is to end youth homelessness but until then we will continue to provide young people with a place to call home, tailored support and the opportunity to build the emotional resilience and skills needed to sustain independent living and work.

We are looking for two Supported Housing Officers to join our excellent Housing and Support team, one working in the community the other to work within one of our supported accommodation services.

In this role you will:

  • Work face to face with young people and support them to achieve their goals.
  • Help young people overcome difficult circumstances and achieve independence.
  • Work independently and as part of a team in accommodation based or floating support services for young people
  • Undertake initial and on going needs and risk assessments for young people accessing services
  • Manage your own caseload of young people, providing holistic support in line with their needs and aspirations
  • Liaise with multiple agencies to ensure effective communication across the service and externally including social work teams, YOS, health and other statutory services and voluntary agencies
  • Make internal and external referrals to a wide range of statutory and voluntary agencies for specialist support and Employment and Training opportunities
  • Support young people to manage their rent accounts through liaison with the DWP, Social Services and building their own personal budgeting skills

Staff Benefits (following successful completion of probationary period):

  • Annual Leave of 25 days per annum, rising by 1 day per year to a maximum of 27 days.
  • Excellent training package to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to build a new career.
  • Employer pension contributions of 3% (rising to 4% in April 2018)
  • Clear career progression, linked to portfolio work, that enables movement up the pay scale
  • Access to the Cycle 2 Work loan scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Access to the ‘PERKZ’ scheme, offering discounts at a range of retail and leisure facilities

Please note that the supported accommodation role will require working to a rota pattern that involves weekend and evening work.

We seek to challenge discrimination and are committed to fairness and equality. We especially welcome applications from anyone with direct experience of being homeless or using young people’s service.