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Specialist Youth Worker- Lewisham Young Person's Services

Employer
Single Homeless Project
Location
Lewisham, London
Salary
£26,246 - £28,193pa (starting salary dependent on relevant experience)
Closing date
29 May 2022
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Specialist Youth Worker- Lewisham Young Person's Services

£26,246 - £28,193pa (starting salary dependent on relevant experience)

Lewisham, London 

37.5 hours per week

Are you committed about supporting young people into independence? Do you have the drive, aptitude and personal qualities, to encourage and coach our residents into developing life skills and support them to manage living independently? If the answer is yes, then read on.

Single Homeless Project is a London-wide charity. Our vision is of a society where everyone has a place to call home and the chance to live a fulfilling life. We help single Londoners by preventing homelessness, providing support and accommodation, promoting wellbeing, enhancing opportunity, and being a voice for change. 

Our Young People’s Services in Lewisham provides support in a safe environment for over 40 young people based in supported accommodation across multi-sites within the borough.  In this newly created post, you will work within the service, bringing your expertise and specialist skills, to lead on work with some of the more challenging client cases. 

You will also coach the team's Project/Support Workers, with key-working with young people. Developing group programs that broaden the support offered and supporting our young people, to develop the life skills that enable them to move on. 

To be successful you will have: 

  • Demonstrable experience of working with young people in a accommodation setting
  • Proven experience and skills in delivering highly personalised assessment, casework and planned support for young people
  • A strong understanding and practical knowledge relating to issues that typically disrupt progress in journeys towards independence.  E.g., mental health, substance use, self-harm, domestic violence, anger management etc
  • Evidence an ability to navigate between and across specialties whilst working with clients to create a multiagency support plan.
  • Demonstrable skills in developing and delivering group work facilitation

We run services that are creative, responsive and that provide a foundation which empowers our young people to achieve their aspirations and make positive and sustainable life changes. You will be crucial to making that happen.

This role is partly shift based and will require some weekend work & Bank holidays. 

Closing date: 29th May 2022 (at Midnight)

Interviews to be held on: 6th June 2022

This post will require an Enhanced DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant. 

Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • A salary increase after successfully completing six months.
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 30 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: Single Homeless Project will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Staff Health Cash Plan and discounts scheme
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work

Single Homeless Project is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces.  We are also Disability Confident Committed and are IIP Silver accredited.  

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