Assessment Coordinator - Young People's Services
£26,246 - £28,193 pa (starting salary dependent on relevant experience)
37.5 hours per week
Our Young People’s Services in Greenwich provides support in a safe and nurturing environment for over 100 young people based in supported accommodation across multi-sites within the borough.
In this post, you will be the first point of contact for all new referrals. You will work closely with our partners in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, to safely settle young people into the scheme as well as carry out an assessment of needs, over their initial eight weeks in placement. You will also provide mediation and support to enable those that can, to return home as well as developing a detailed support and safety plan for those who remain with us.
To be successful you will have:
- Demonstrable experience of assessing the needs of young people in a residential/accommodation setting
- Proven experience and skills in delivering 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 multi-agency support plan.
- The ability to work within systems and families, to enable young people (that can) to return home.
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.
If you think you have what it takes, then we would love to hear from you.
This role could require occasional work on weekends & Bank holidays.
Closing date: 26th June 2022 (at Midnight)
Interviews to be held on: 7th July 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.